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 - December 2019
Processed 32 linear feet of image and exhibition materials to prepare for inclusion in institutional archives
Authored recommendations for the collection's material considerations, digitization initiatives, and physical / digital storage
Performed library collection policy assessment to weed physical holdings
Researched artist bibliographies and cataloged incoming publications for expanding library.

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


"Independent photobooks: creating, distributing, collecting, exhibiting"
  April 20-24, 2020 - Art Libraries Society of North America, Saint Louis, Missouri
  May 9, 2020 - Artifacts Spring Conference, University of California, Los Angeles


"Andy Warhol Photography Archive: Case Study in IIIF Partnership"
  December 2, 2019 - Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Collection Information and Digital Assets Team Meeting
"Through the Lens of Warhol: Museum and Library Multi-Platform Partnership at Stanford University"
  November 5-9, 2019 - Museum Computer Network, San Diego, California
  with Peg Brady, Clarissa Morales, Tiffany Sakato
"IIIF for Open Access"
  October 23, 2019 - UCLA Open Access Week, Los Angeles, California
  with Dawn Childress
Library Carpentries Data Archive, Los Angeles, California - participant - July 24-25, 2019
"Institutional Interoperability: The Andy Warhol Photography Archive at Stanford University as Case Study"
   March 26-30, 2019 - Art Libraries Society of North America, Salt Lake City, Utah
Risograph at UCLA, Los Angeles, California - instructor - February 8 & 22, 2019
Web Archiving, Internet Archive, Los Angeles, California - participant - October 31, 2018
Personal Digital Archives, Stanford, California - participant - March 29, 2017


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 Student Travel Award Subcommittee Member, 2020
Artifacts - UCLA member
Horn Press - UCLA member
Justice Work Group - UCLA member


2019-Present - UCLA Library Diversity Committee member
2020 - Contemporary Artists' Book Conference, Programming Committee member
2019 - Greater Los Angeles VA Community Archive recommmendations, coauthor
2019 - UCLA Collective: D|MA & IS, LA Art Book Fair Co-Director
2019 - Women’s Studio Workshop archive recommendations, coauthor
2017-2019 - Nava Print Studio, Assistant Curator
2018-19 - UCLA Alumni Mentorship, participant
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, inventory and repair

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


Collection Management

Filemaker Pro


descriptive, administrative and technical, including:
Dublin Core


design & publishing


expertise - digital & darkroom; 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


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
Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, California
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

currently reading How To Do Nothing by Jenny Odell
last updated 2020-02-05