Julia Biggs MA (Cantab) is a freelance art historian, writer, lecturer and tutor, committed to student-centred learning. Through Renaissance Art History Cambridge, she runs courses, informal talks, study days and gallery visits.
Her specialist areas are 15th and 16th century Italian painting, with a strong emphasis on image-making and artistic patronage (exploring less frequently examined topics such as female patronage), and the relationship between visual art and religion.
Latest News: What makes Passover such a sensory-heavy Jewish meal? Find out in Julia's catalogue entries for the exhibition Feast & Fast: The Art of Food in Europe, 1500-1800 at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge. Alternatively, join Julia on 8 April 2020 at the Fitzwilliam Museum for her free lunchtime talk exploring Jewish food & the Passover rite.
For another 'tasty treat' check out Julia's exhibition story on the fruit-laden Jewish holiday of Tu B'Shevat.