Short CV/Education and training

  • 2011
    PhD in art history jointly accorded by the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and the University of Geneva

  • 2012
    Visiting Scholar at New York University (Early Postdoctoral Fellow, Swiss National Foundation for Science)

  • 2013
    Scientific Assistant, Early Modern Chair, University of Zurich

  • 2013 – 2015
    Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University

  • 2015 – 2016
    Postdoctoral fellow at the Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles

    Swiss National Science Foundation Professor of art history at the University of Bern, Switzerland

Selected publications


  • La restauration des peintures à Paris, 1750 – 1815. Pratiques et discours sur la matérialité des oeuvres d’art, Rennes, Presses Universitaires de Rennes, 2012, 353p.

  • The Restoration of Paintings in Paris, 1750-1815. Practice, Discourse, Materiality, translated by Sharon Grevet, Los Angeles, Getty Publications, 2016.

Edited books and journals

  • Founding editor of Journal18 (, a journal for Eighteenth Century art and culture.

  • "Things between Worlds. Creating Exoticism and Authenticity in the West, from the 19th Century to the Present," guest editor, Material Culture Review, Cap Breton, 2014, 115p.

  • À Bras le Corps. Image, matérialité et devenir des corps, Paris, Presses du Réel, 2013, 299p. (editor with Agnès Vannouvong)

  • L'histoire à l'atelier. Restaurer les œuvres d'art, 18e – 21e siècles, Lyon, Presses universitaire de Lyon, 2012, 419p. (editor with Léonie Henaut)

Peer-reviewed publications

  • "Memory in Action. Clothing, Art and Authenticity in Anthropological Dioramas (New York, 1900)," Material Culture Review, Cap Breton, Canada, 2014, pp. 46-59.

  • "Artworks in Progress: The Restoration, Reception and Requalification of Things," Zeitschrift für Schweizerische Archäologie und Kunstgeschichte, Band 71, Heft 1, 2014, pp. 5-14.

  • "La restauration des peintures à Paris, 1750-1815: état de la recherche et perspectives," Patrimoines. Revue de l’Institut du Patrimoine, Paris, 2013, pp. 86-91.

  • "Un artiste connaisseur? L’expertise du restaurateur au XVIIIe siècle," Revue de Synthèse, t.132, 6e série, no.1, 2011, pp. 1-17.

Selected projects

  • Her first book, The Restoration of Paintings in Paris (1750 – 1815), has been published in 2012.

  • She co-founded Eternal Tour, an interdisciplinary curatorial project held between 2008 and 2012.

  • She is also a founding editor of a new open access online journal:


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