Noémie Etienne, Professorship for Cultural Heritage

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Faculty of Historical and Cultural Studies

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"I am interested in works of art and things that live and change in time and space. I contextualize images, objects or actions to underline their political dimension. It helps to see how the past lives in the present." (Noémie Etienne)


Research areas:

* Art, politics and materiality
* Theories and practices of conservation
* Museum and exhibition history
* History of collections, provenance and restitution
* Dioramas and anthropological displays
* Exoticism and Orientalism


Curriculum Vitae:

2005-2011 Research assistant, Université de Genève
2011 Doctorate at the Université de Genève and Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
2012 Visiting Scholar, New York University
2013 Research Assistant, University of Zurich
2015-2016 Postdoctoral Fellow at the Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles
2013-2015 Andre Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Art History/Performing Arts, New York University
2017 Habilitation, venia legendi in art history at the Faculty of Philosophy and History of the University of Bern
2018 Visiting Professor, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
2019 Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Art History in Florence, Max Planck Institute
2019 Visiting Professor, University of Bielefeld
2020 Senior Research Fellow at the IKKM (Internationales Kolleg für Kulturtechnikforschung und Medienphilosophie), Bauhaus-Universität-Weimar
2016-2022 SNSF professorship at the Institute for Art History at the University of Bern
since January 2023 Professorship for Cultural Heritage at the Faculty Center for Transdisciplinary Historical and Cultural Studies at the University of Vienna