Noémie Etienne is full professor of cultural heritage and art history at the University of Vienna. In 2023, she recieved an ERC Consolidator Grant for her projet “Global Conservation. Histories and Theories (16th-21st Century)”. Previously, she was an SNF-Professor of art history at the University of Bern and a specialist in the fields of heritage and museum studies. She led a research project on the exotic in Europe between 1600 and 1800.
Her most recent book is entitled: The Art of the Anthropological Diorama (De Gruyter, 2021). It was originally published in French and entiteld Les autres et les ancêtres. Les dioramas de Franz Boas et Arthur Parker à New York, 1900 (Les presses du réel, 2020). Her first book, The Restoration of Paintings in Paris (1750-1815) was published in 2012 (Presses Universitaires de Rennes), and subsequently translated into English and published by Getty Publications in 2017. She is also starting a new research project entitled “Global Histories of Conservation.
Noémie Etienne has been awarded a Senior Fellowship at the Bauhaus University in Weimar (2020), a Guest Fellowship at the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florence (2019), a Guest Professorship at Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (2018), and a Guest Lectureship at the University of Bielefeld (2018-2019). She was previously a scientific assistant 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.