archivist and artist based in Los Angeles, California
working with photography as artwork, as visual resource, and as digital information
be in touch - dianne.weinthal@gmail.com
image portfolios - dianneweinthal.photo


UCLA, expected 2020 | MLIS, Informatics & Archives
Stanford University, 2014 | BA Art History, Modern & Contemporary

professional experience

UCLA Arts Library, Reference Desk Assistant

Oct 2018 - Present
Recommend research strategies and reference sources for patrons
Provide guidance in the use of physical and online arts-related library resources
Help users with library material relating to art, art history, film, television, theater, architecture, and design.

Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills, Library Intern

Sept 2019 - Present
Research artist bibliographies and catalog incoming publications for expanding library
Process collection of exhibition transparencies and produce finding aid for institutional archives
Create installation mockups and reconcile existing images across gallery-wide database

UCLA Digital Library Program, Student Staff

Summer 2019
Produced digitization and post-processing workflow using darktable and XRITE for International Digital Ephemera Project partners
Edited Python scripts for batch TIFF to PDF file conversion and Powershell scripts for directory inventory
Conducted research and testing on efficacy of Abbyy FineReader OCR software for late 19th and early 20th c. Cuban periodicals
As member of three-student team, processed over 47,500 TIFF files and generated descriptive metadata for Islandora ingestion
on "El Figaro" and "La Lucha" Collections, available via UCLA IDEP

Cantor Arts Center, Assistant Project Archivist

Oct 2017 – Jul 2018
Assisted with the digitization, cataloging, record management, design, research, and access of the
Andy Warhol Photography Collection in preparation for exhibition and publication of Contact Warhol: Photography Without End
including over 3600 contact sheets, accompanying 35mm negatives, and 130 thousand digital negative files.
Partnered with Stanford University Libraries to ingest all digital material and metadata
into Stanford Digital Repository for simultaneous online exhibition.

Judd Foundation, Archives and Programs Intern

Jul 2017 – Oct 2017
Processed and rehoused Rainer Judd Collection including 6.83 linear feet of correspondence,
works on paper, photographs, and audio-visual media. Initiated corresponding oral history component at Marfa Recording Co.
Digitized and cataloged 8.25 linear feet of photographs from the James Dearing Collection.
Edited corresponding finding aid to reflect digitized material contents,
including index and selections of highlights for use in Foundation communication.

Todd Hido, Studio Manager

Jul 2015 – Dec 2016
Restructured archive of over ten thousand negatives, proof prints, contact sheets, and photographic materials.
Initiated rehousing, updated storage, and digital file organization projects.
Oversaw completion of archival digitization for mid-career retrospective exhibition and publication in 2016.
Managed print production, vendor relations, shipping, commercial partnerships, and international exhibitions.

Curatorial Assistance, Digital Imaging & Archives Intern

Oct 2014 – Mar 2015
Oxidation restoration on glass plate negatives from the archive of photographer Emil O. Hoppe for posthumous prints.
Digitized glass plate and film negatives including scanning, color correction, and quality assurance.
Assisted with international traveling exhibitions, edited press releases, and researched for publications.

Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, Curatorial Intern of Archives

Jun 2014 – Sept 2014
As recipient of Stanford Fellowship in the Arts, conducted research for Performance History and Bibliography documents.
Constructed searchable database of over five thousand press clippings and archival materials.
Facilitated communication between curators and web design teams during new website launch.

awards & grants

2019 - Breslauer Professorship Funding, University of California, Los Angeles
2019 - Art Libraries Society of North America, SoCal Chapter Student Travel Award
2018 - Hal Borko Award, UCLA
2016 - Telegraph Ave photography monograph selected on Photo-eye’s Best Books
2014 - Lorenz Eitner prize in Art History, Stanford University
2013 - Minor Grant, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, Stanford University
2012 - Arts Grant, Undergraduate Advising and Research, Stanford University

conferences & workshops

April 20-24, 2020 - Art Libraries Society of North America, Saint Louis, Missouri - speaker
     "Independent photobooks: creating, distributing, collecting, exhibiting"
November 5-9, 2019 - Museum Computer Network, San Diego, California - speaker
     "Through the Lens of Warhol: Museum and Library Multi-Platform Partnership at Stanford University" with Peg Brady, Clarissa Morales, Tiffany Sakato
October 23, 2019 - UCLA Open Access Week, Los Angeles, California - speaker
     "IIIF for Open Access" with Dawn Childress
July 24-25, 2019 - Library Carpentries Data Archive, Los Angeles, California - participant
March 26-30, 2019 - Art Libraries Society of North America, Salt Lake City, Utah - speaker
     "Institutional Interoperability: The Andy Warhol Photography Archive at Stanford University as Case Study"
February 8 & 22, 2019 - Risograph at UCLA, Los Angeles, California - instructor
October 31, 2018 - Web Archiving, Internet Archive, Los Angeles, California - participant
October 3, 2018 - ArcGIS, Young Research Library, Los Angeles, California - participant
March 29, 2017 - Personal Digital Archives, Stanford, California - participant


Professional & Student Organizations

Society of American Archivists - UCLA Chapter President 2019-20; Vice President 2018-19; national member
Art Libraries Society of North America - Southern California Chapter member
Artifacts - UCLA member
Horn Press - UCLA member
Justice Work Group - UCLA member


2019-Present - UCLA Library Diversity Committee member on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion policy statement initiative
2019 - UCLA Collective: D|MA & IS, LA Art Book Fair co-director
2019 - Women’s Studio Workshop archive recommendations, coauthor
2017-Present - Nava Print Studio, Assistant Curator
2018-19 - UCLA Alumni Mentorship, mentee
2017 - Codex Bay Area Artist Residency, Program Director
2017 - New England Archivists Society Mentoring Circle, participant


2017-18 - Prisoners Literature Project, volunteer and book fair coordinator
2015-17 - Pier 24 Photography, collections librarian and gallery docent
2015-17 - Southern Exposure, auction art handler and bartender
2014 - Santa Cruz Public Library, cataloger

tech & skills


workflow management
file post-processing
quality assurance
image capture, copy stand, flatbed, and drum scanning

Digital Asset Management

file naming protocol
file integrity
file transfer & checksum

Data Visualization

mapping & spatial analysis
interactive charts & graphics

Content Management

Cargo Collective


Adobe Creative
Google Apps
MS Office





design & publishing
in museum, gallery, and independent holdings


expertise - digital & darkroom; loading, shooting, developing, handling, scanning, editing, and printing; 35mm, 120mm, large-format negatives, dye diffusion transfer & Polaroid, and digital files
proficiency - DSLR shooting & processing standards; alternative processes including wet plate, cyanotype, van dyke, and pinhole
familiarity - light exposure standards for exhibition & preservation; camera & equipment repair

Collection Management

Filemaker Pro


descriptive, administrative and technical, including:
Dublin Core


images portfolios available on dianneweinthal.photo


2019 - Gerontion by Christian Michael Filardo (designer and publisher)
2018 - Dead House
2017 - Twenty-5 Gasoline Stations
2016-17 - Mad Girl Moon Zine (editor)
2016 - Telegraph Ave


2019 - Various Library Books, UCLA Arts Library, Los Angeles (curator)
2018 - Dead House, Private Home, Palo Alto
2017 - Twenty-5 Gasoline Stations, Book/Shop, Oakland
2016 - INFOCUS Juried Exhibition of Self Published Photobooks, Phoenix Art Museum (group)
2015 - Telegraph Ave, Private Home, Oakland
2014 - Impossible 8x10, Subgallery, Stanford University


Amon Carter Museum of American Art Library, Fort Worth, Texas
Art Narratives, Berlin, Germany
Hoxton Hotel, Los Angeles, California
Private Collections: Chicago, Lemiers, Marfa, New York, Paris, San Francisco, Santa Fe
Printed Matter, New York, New York
Self Publish Be Happy, London, United Kingdom
Univeristy of California, Los Angeles
University of Colorado, Boulder

last updated 2019-10-12