Renaissance Art History Cambridge

Julia Biggs | Freelance Art Historian

About

Having graduated from Cambridge University with first-class honours, where her main research interests centred on Christian art and objects, and the role of the arts in Holocaust remembrance, Julia has developed and delivered informal education and art appreciation sessions, study visits, illustrated talks, and tailored a series of private tutorials. 


Julia has lectured for Cambridge University on the representation of Jews in the Italian Renaissance Courts, and her recent conference papers have explored the material culture of devotion and the role of the senses in the Early Modern Jewish home.  Her work in the field of Jewish Studies has also resulted in her contributing to catalogue texts for exhibitions of Jewish art in London and New York.


Julia has been a tutor and assessor with the Open College of the Arts (part of the University for the Creative Arts) since 2008, on its Creative Arts undergraduate programme, teaching a western art survey course, and she has supervised a range of undergraduate student research projects. 


Julia is a member of the Association of Art Historians and a contributing writer to Art UK and Renaissance Hub magazine.