Karen Chan on Preserve

May 24, 8:00am - 9:30am +08. Hosted at lyf@SMU

part of a series on Preserve

About the speaker

Karen Chan has been with the Asian Film Archive (AFA) since 2006 and is currently its Executive Director. She oversees the development of the AFA, involving the preservation of the Archive’s collection and curation of programmes which will include the upcoming weekly film screenings focused on Asian cinema at the newly opened Oldham Theatre. Under her leadership, the Cathay-Keris Malay Classics Collection was successfully nominated and is Singapore’s only inscription into the UNESCO Memory of the World Asia-Pacific Register.

Karen advocates for greater film literacy and preservation. She teaches at schools and presents regularly at conferences and industry events, such as the Tokyo International Film Festival CROSSCUT ASIA 2019 and the EYE International Conference in Amsterdam. Her past experiences include teaching English and History, working at the National Archives of Singapore and the Natural History Museum in New York City.

Local partners

Additional details

CreativeMornings is back at Lyf@SMU this month!


Musketeers Coffee, who will fuel us with their specialty coffees bright and early morning.

Do bring along your own mug or reusable cup to get coffee! Help us make our events to be more sustainable and free of disposable cups.

Address: lyf@SMU, 71-77 Stamford Rd, Singapore 178895 Stamford Rd, Singapore 178895 (If you are old enough to remember :-), it’s the old MPH building, otherwise it is right across SMU School of Law.)

GETTING THERE By MRT: Bras Basah MRT Station

Traffic is unpredictable in the area during mornings, so do try and take public transport if possible.