The Life and Work of Marcel Salinas
March 20 through May 2, 2014
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Elizabeth Miller is a faculty member in the Department of Art History, Theory and Criticism at the Maryland Institute-College of Art in Baltimore, MD where she teaches modern and contemporary Middle Eastern and Islamic art. She holds a PhD in the History of Art and an MSt in Oriental Studies from the University of Oxford, as well as BA’s in Art History and in Arabic from the Université Libre de Bruxelles in Belgium. She has worked as research curator for the Marcel Salinas Trust since 2010. Her primary field of research is painting in early twentieth century Egypt. Her research interests also include nationalism and art and approaches to the study of non-Western modernism. She has undertaken extensive research in Egypt, France, Cyprus, Belgium, England, and New York. She is currently conducting research in the Egyptian French language press from the first half of the twentieth century on the intersection of national and diasporic identities in the Egyptian art world.
Madelaine is an independent curator and fine arts consultant based in New York City. Madelaine specializes in the merger of fine art and technology, and data analysis of the global art market. Madelaine holds a MA in Museum Studies from Harvard University as well as a BA in Finance from the Catholic University of America, and certification in Fine and Decorative Art Appraisal Studies from New York University. She wrote her Masters thesis on ‘The Rise of the Private Museum’ studying the emergence of private collector based fine art institutions. Madelaine collaborated with Philippe de Montebello, the Director Emeritus of the Metropolitan Museum of Art while he served as her thesis director. Madelaine has worked for the directors’ offices of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Smithsonian Institution’s Freer and Sackler Galleries, and The Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Madelaine is a current voting member of the American Appraisers Association, the International Council of Museums, and the American Alliance of Museums.