Noémie Etienne is SNSF Professor at the University of Bern and a specialist in early modern art and culture. She is currently leading a research project on the exotic in Europe between 1600 and 1800. She has been awarded a Guest Professorship at Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (Winter 2018) and an International Guest Lectureship at the University of Bielefeld (2018-2019).
Her first book, The Restoration of Paintings in Paris (1750-1815) (Presses Universitaires de Rennes) was published in 2012, and subsequently translated into English and published by Getty Publications in 2017. Her second book on dioramas, life-casts, and races around 1900 in the USA, will be published by the Getty Research Institute in 2020.
She was previously a scientific assistant (teaching and research) at the University of Geneva (2005-2011) and the University of Zurich (2013). She was also a SNSF post-doctoral fellow and visiting scholar at New York University (2012), then a teacher und researcher at the Institute of Fine Arts-NYU (Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, 2013–2015), and finally a postdoctoral fellow at the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles (2015–2016).
Noémie Etienne is also a founding editor of Journal18.