Yao-Hsuan (Sharon) Lin

2nd year Public Humanities MA Student

大家好!I’m Yao-Hsuan (Sharon) Lin from Taiwan. Before coming to Brown, I was an English major at Fu Jen Catholic University in Taiwan. The guidance and training I received as an English major inspired me to pursue further studies in the Humanities. Particularly interested in Western art and history, I’ve visited museums and galleries in Italy, Spain, the States, and of course in Taiwan. I did research on visitor engagement via on-site and online interactive devices for my undergraduate thesis, featuring exhibitions in National Taiwan Museum and National Palace Museum in Taiwan. For my experience in Public Humanities, I’ve worked in National Taiwan Museum, the oldest natural history museum in Taiwan, as an international docent, where I gave English tours and supported cultural events and activities. Working as a museum docent motivates me to find ways to improve the museum experience. Personally, exhibitions I’ve seen positively shaped me growing up. As a graduate student in Public Humanities at Brown, I am eager to explore the possibilities of exhibitions, and do further research on visitor engagement and multi-media application in museums. I aspire to be a good story teller and bring people closer to seemingly distant exhibition themes in museums. With resources available at Brown and RISD, I long to learn more about cultural preservation, heritage interpretation, and curating. In my free time, I enjoy watching tennis and doing all sorts of outdoor activities. Dancing, swimming, and volleyball are my favorite sports. Needless to say, I love going to museums and galleries! I make Youtube videos on my channel as well. I also love traveling. I’m constantly amazed by the spellbinding world we’re living in.