Receiving the 2020-2021 William A. Camfield Graduate Fellowship, Julie Timte will intern in the coming academic year at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston under the guidance of a professional museum curator in the Art of the Islamic Worlds Department.
Julie is a rising second-year Ph.D. student studying Italian Renaissance and Baroque Art and Art of the Islamic Worlds. Her evolving research interests lie in late medieval and early modern Italian and Persianate painting. Driven by a fascination with cross-cultural exchange, she is particularly interested in how ideas, iconographies, and material objects themselves were shared across geographic and cultural boundaries.
A former employee of the Art of the Islamic Worlds Department at the MFAH, Julie enjoyed the opportunity to work on exhibitions like Bestowing Beauty: Masterpieces of Persian Art and Garden Paradise: The Magnificent Safavid Carpet from the Burrell Collection, Glasgow.
Julie is eager to assist the department this coming year in conducting object-based research on collection materials, learn more about collection and installation strategies, and work again with the MFAH’s Art of the Islamic Worlds team as the 20-21 Graduate Camfield Fellow.