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Siân works as the Digitisation Manager at Archives+ based in Manchester Central Library on the British Library backed ‘Unlocking Our Sound Heritage’ project. They have 15 years' experience working with audio-visual archive collections. This has included five years working at the British Film Institute’s National Film and Television Archive, coordinating the technical delivery of Unlocking Film Heritage/ Britian on Film, and also restoration and remastering projects including Victorian Cinema and Derek Jarman.
They have directed their first feature documentary Rebel Dykes (2021) which grew from a community archive project now linked to Bishopsgate Institute. This documentary has won the 2021 Iris Prize for Best Feature and is nominated for The Raindance Discovery Award at the British Independent Film Awards.
After studying BA(Hons) Photographic Art and MA in Critical Theory, Siân went on to join Unilever Archives in 2008 working with their AV collections for five years at the same time as completing a PGDip in Digital Heritage by distance learning at the University of Leicester. They originally trained in film preservation at the North West Film Archive (NWFA) and have interned at San Francisco Bay Area Television Archive.
During lockdown, they presented the paper ‘LGBTQ+ Mixtape: An Immersive Re-imagining of BBC Radio Interviews at the Height of Protest against Section 28 and the AIDS Crisis’ at the British and Irish Sound Archives conference.