Elizabeth Williams

Elizabeth Williams


Elizabeth Williams recently defended her dissertation at the Institute of Fine Arts, NYU. Her thesis explored attitudes towards adornment in the medieval eastern Mediterranean and included a catalogue of precious metal jewelry held in museums in the United States, Europe, and the Middle East. She worked as curatorial assistant in the Department of Medieval Art at the Metropolitan Museum for Pen and Parchment: Drawing in the Middle Ages (2009), and was a fellow in the Department of Islamic Art during Byzantium and Islam: Age of Transition (2012), for which she co-edited the exhibition blog. Elizabeth is on the advisory board for Jerusalem in the Middle Ages, opening in 2016. She has taught at the Brooklyn Museum of Art and in the Department of Art History and the Office of the Dean at NYU. As a post-doctoral teaching fellow at Dumbarton Oaks, she coordinates a collaborative project on late antique and medieval Egyptian textiles and teaches courses at the George Washington University. 

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