Carole Nataf

PhD student

Thesis: Knowing nature: Savant artists, natural history specimens and ecological awareness in eighteenth-century France

Supervisor: Professor Katie Scott

Funded by the Courtauld Scholarship

 

Education

2018-2019:  Master in History of Art, Courtauld Institute of Art, London, U.K.; MA Thesis ‘Prince Louis-François de Bourbon-Conti’s alternative court at the Château of L’Isle-Adam (1727-1776)’; Supervised by Prof. Katie Scott, Mark: 78, Distinction

2010-2014:  Master in Management, ESCP Europe Business School, Paris, France.  Marketing Major, Distinction

2007-2010: Bachelor in Philosophy at Paris IV, La Sorbonne equivalency. Lycée Henri IV, Hypokhâgne, Khâgne, Preparatory Class to Grandes Ecoles, Paris, France, 

Work Experience

2021: Research Assistant, Dr Esther Chadwick, Courtauld Institute of Art, London, U.K. 

Feb 2020 – March 2021: Gallery Assistant, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, U.K.

Jan-May 2020: Curatorial Intern, Waddesdon Manor, Aylesbury, U.K.

 

Publications

 

Conference Papers

  • ‘Observation and Experimentation in Charles Germain de Saint-Aubin’s Recueil de plantes copiées d’après nature (1736-1785)’, Carnets de notes, carnets de références, musées de papier: Regards croisés sur la culture visuelle des artistes et le processus de création du Moyen Âge à nos jours (Université de Strasbourg), March 2022
  • ‘Nature transformed: Manufacturing America in the New Indies Gobelins Tapestry set (1737-1745)’, The Second Year Research Student Symposium, (Courtauld Institute of Art, London), May 2022
  • ‘Cataloguing the Courtauld’s fictile ivories’, Carole Nataf and Bella Radenovic, The Courtauld’s Fictile Ivories Study Day (Somerset House, London), June 2022
  • ‘Drawing shells: Conchological expertise at the Jardin du roi and the Académie des Sciences’, ‘Images & Institutions: The Visual Culture of Early Modern Scientific Societies,’ (Accademia dei Lincei, Royal Netherlands Institute in Rome (KNIR), Bibliotheca Hertziana – Max Planck Institute for Art History, Rome), September 2022
  • ‘Transporting America: The politics of import and export in the New Indies Gobelins tapestry set’, ‘Transporting Culture – Art, Objects, and ‘Early Modern Logistics’’, Historians of Eighteenth-Century Art and Architecture (HECAA) Zoom Event Series, October 2022

 

Awards

Mary Vidal Award, Historians of Eighteenth-Century Art & Architecture (HECAA), 2022

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