Noémie Etienne is professor of art history at the University of Bern and a specialist in the fields of heritage and museum studies. She is currently leading a research project on the exotic in Europe between 1600 and 1800.
Her most recent book is entitled: 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.
Recently, she 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.