Conference Speaker (Selection)


June 28. Venice, Università Ca’ Foscari, «A Dark Side of Spectacle» with Meredith Martin. International Conference Witnesses of the Past: Studying Costumes as Material Evidence of the Ephemeral Performance

June 7 Berlin, Museum für Naturkunde, «Contested Conservation» with Lotte Arndt. Research Seminar, The Politics of Conservation

Mars 17. Neuchâtel. Natural History Museum. Decolonising Natural Histories. Critical and Practival Perspectives in Museum Contexts.

Jan. 10. Paris. Institut National d’Histoire de l’art. Montrer, exposer, cacher. Que faire des images qui blessent?


Dec. 6. Bern, University of Bern. Lecture Serie about Provenance at the University of Bern. Provenance and Art History. What Can We Do?

Nov. 22. Bern, University of Bern. Controlling Color. Dioramas between Art and Anthropology. Lecture Serie, department of anthropology.

Nov. 16. Zurich, ETH. Guest Lecture. Ways of Caring. Conservation and the Post-colonial Museum.

Oct. 7. Blois, Les Rendez-vous de l’histoire. Guest Lecture. Repenser la conservation-restauration.

Oct. 6. Paris, American University. Exotic? Objects and Textiles between Worlds. Cultures and Histories of Fashion.

Sept. 16. Neuchâtel, University. Roundtable around Provenance Research. With Placide Mumbembele Sanger (Kinshasa) and Damiana Otoiu (Bucarest).

June 1. Zurich, Zurich University, « An der Rändern? Dekolonisierung in der Schweiz », Guest Lecture « Art History and Decolonization »


Dec. 1. Lausanne, EPFL. Understanding Modern Switzerland.

Nov. 24. Paris, INHA. A quoi sert l’histoire de l’art aujourd’hui?, INHA’s 20th anniversary.

Nov. 19. Paris Est-Créteil University. L’atelier de l’amateur en Sciences.

Oct 16. Bern, Kunstmuseum. “What does Colonialism do to Animals?”, Koloniale Tiere Conference.

Oct 8. Paris-Nanterre University. “Colors, Forms, Traces. Between Art and Anthropologie”, Color Conference.

Sept 7. Musée d’Yverdon. “Exotic Switzerland?” Book presentation, Une bibliothèque des Lumières.

May 12. Paris, Ecole des Beaux-Arts. “Quand l’entour prend le dessus, le cas des dioramas anthropologiques”, Séminaire L’entour.

April 8-9. Williamstown, Clark Art Institute. Conservation/Art/Making/History.

March 3. Paris, INHA. Les objets comme sujets. With Manuel Charpy. Research Seminar: Usages historiens des objets.

Feb. 21. Collaborating: For Whose Benefit? Global Provenance Conference, organized in the context of the Exotic? exhibition, Online.


 Dec. 16
Neuchâtel University. Research Presentation int the Seminar “The Object as Document.”
 Oct. 19
Una Europa,Conservation in Conversation. Hybridty, Entangelment, and the Material Life of Things.” 
 Aug. 30
Alpbach, European Forum Alpbach,Claiming Art – a Right to Art and Artifacts?,” panel with Lazare Eloundou Assomo, Director of Culture and Emergencies, Unesco.


 Dec. 5-7 Weimar, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, “Through the Looking Glass. The Unseen Material of Dioramas,” The DioramaThinking/Through, Conference Paper.
 Nov. 15 Basel, Basel University, “The Past is not Dead. It is not even Past. Curating an Exhibition as a Research Method, The Historicity of the Global: Dialogues across Borders, Workshop Presentation. 
 Nov. 8 Bern, Infoclio University, “Provenance et histoire de l’art. Vers une nouvelle histoire des collections?,” Provenance et sciences historiques. De la recherche de provenance à l’histoire croisée, Workshop Presentation. 
 Oct. 7 Neuchâtel, Neuchâtel University, “Une Suisse exotique. Exposer la culture matérielle en tant que projet de recherche, L’objet comme document. Technique d’enquête et production de savoirsSeminar Presentation. 
 June 6 Mendrisio, Università della Svizerra Italiana, “Exotic as Process(es),” VKKS (Swiss Association for Art History) CongressKeynote Lecture. 
 May. 22 Bochum, Ruhr-University, “Diorama between Relocation and Dislocation,” Period Rooms as Hubs of Cultural Transfer, Conference Paper.
 May. 9 Utrecht, Utrecht University, “Conservation, Connoisseurship, and Conflict: The Politics and Materiality of Expertise,” The Making of Art Expertise. Changing Practices of Art History and Conservation, 1850-1950Keynote Lecture.
 May. 3 Bern, Bern University, “Looking, Touching, Unfolding. Understanding Material Culture through Qualitative Analysis,” Doing Consumer History: Empirical Sources and Methodological Challenges, Workshop presentation.
 Feb. 12 Florence, Kunsthistorisches Institut, “Liotard and the Exotic,” Guest Lecture.


 Nov. 16 Zurich, ETH, “‘Faire une colonie suisse pour peupler quelque terre inhabitée’. Material Reminiscences of Global Entanglement during the Early Modern Period,” New Approach to Swiss Colonial and Global History, Workshop Presentation.
 Nov. 8-9 Amsterdam, Rijksmuseum, “Rembrandt: Materiality and Temporality,” Rembrandt Conservation Histories, Conference paper.
 June 22 Versailles, Château de Versailles, “Liotard and the Pineapple. The Exotic in Geneva before 1800,” Ananas, le fruit roi, Conference paper.
 Feb. 19 New York, Bard Graduate Center, Exoticizing in the Enlightenment. A Global History of Switzerland in Objects,” Brown Bag Lunches Serie.
 Jan. 18 Brussel, Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage (KIK/IRPA), “Edited Objects. A Material Reception of Lacquer,” in European Lacquer in Context, Conference Paper.


 Sept. 21 Cambridge, Cambridge University, “Unfolding the Specimen. Displays and Dioramas,” in Collections, Displays & The Agency of ObjectsConference Paper.
 July 10 Lausanne, Université de Lausanne, “La reproduction par contact: des corps et des objets dans les dioramas à New York, 1900,” in Les tableaux vivants, contre-modèles de la reproductibilité technique?, International Association of Word and Image Studies, Conference Paper.
 March 10 Lausanne, Université de Lausanne, “Des praticiens frontières. Art, artisanat et anthropologie aux Etats-Unis, 1900,” in “Petites mains” d’artistes dans les pratiques scientifiques, Conference Paper.
 March 3 Paris/Ecouen, Musée Cognac-Jay/Musée de la Renaissance, “Assembling Asia. Asiatic Lacquers and French Furnitures in the 18th Century,” in Nomadic Objects. Material Circulations, Appropriations, and the Formation of Identities in Early Modern EuropeConference Paper.
 Feb. 20 New Haven, Yale University, “Crafting Authenticity in Arthur Parker’s Dioramas,” Art History Department, Lunchtime Talk with Ruth Phillips.noemieetienneruthphillips


 Dec. 1 Bern, University of Bern, “Native American Dioramas in New York, 1900,” in Seeing Through? The Materiality of DioramasConference Paper.
 Oct. 21 Florence, Kunsthistorisches Institut – Max-Planck-Institut, “Life-Casts, Relics, and Human Remains. The Return of Museum Tools,” in What do Contentious Objects Want?, Conference Paper.
Oct. 14 Berlin, Technishe Universität, “Unformal Market: Fayolle’s Cabinet and his Private Networks (1750-1800),” in All the Beauty of the World. The Western Market for non-European Artifacts, Conference paper.
Oct. 12 Berlin, Humboldt University, Cluster of Excellence “Image Knowledge Gestaltung“, Workshop.
Sept. 28 Geneva, University of Geneva, Actualité de la Recherche, Guest Lecture.affiche-noemie
Sept. 5 Geneva, University of Geneva, “Epistemic Images: Diorama, Science, and Resistance,” in Apparatuses of Simulation: From the 19th Century to the Present, Conference paper.
Jan. 29
New York, New York University, “Native American Objects at Versailles,” in Versailles in the World, Conference paper.


Nov. 30
Los Angeles, Getty Research Institute, “The Materiality of Dioramas. Art and Craftsmanship in the Contact Zone,” Research Presentation.
April 6 Baltimore, Johns Hopkins University, “Objects and Modes of Existence,” Invited Lecture.
April 3
New York, Columbia University, “From Sgraffio to Graffiti: Archeology of a Gesture in the Early Modern Period,” Session Chair.
March 20
Boston, Nineteenth Century Studies Association, “Manufacturing Authenticity: Clothes and Craft in Anthropological Dioramas (New York, 1900),” Conference paper.


June 20 Paris, Ecole Normale Supérieure, “Touching the Specimens: Art and Anthropology, New York, 1900,” in Matérialité de l’art à l’âge patrimonial, Conference paper.


Dec. 7 New York, Institute of Fine Arts, “Conservation and Art History: Shared Histories,” Conference paper. Watch online.
Oct. 10 New York, Institute of Fine Arts, “Does Conservation challenge Art History? Diderot, Goethe and the Materiality of Artworks,” Invited lecture.
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