- History of Collecting and Taste 18th and 19th century
- Provenance Research
- Aesthetic and cultural syncretism
I hold a Ph.D. in Cultural History and History of Art that focuses on the collections of Eastern and European art formed by the Parisian banker and Republican Henry Cernuschi (1821-1896) (forthcoming publication with Brill Publishers). My specialization in the History of Collections reflects my research methodology, which privileges a multidisciplinary and cultural approach, encompassing the material and economic realities and the history of mentalities. I am also specialised in provenance research as a way to illuminate the social, economic and historic context in which objects were produced and collected. My current research focuses on Orientalism and Jewish collecting culture.
I am member of the steering committee of the Society for the History of Collecting: https://societyhistorycollecting.org