Renaissance Art History Cambridge

Julia Biggs | Freelance Art Historian

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 by joining Julia on 1 April for her free online talk as part of the Institute of Historical Research Food History seminar series.  All are welcome to attend, but booking is required.  Please email: