Philippe Halbert

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Third Year
American and European Decorative Art and Material Culture

Philippe Halbert holds a B.A. in French and Francophone Studies and History from the College of William and Mary and an M.A. from the Winterthur Program in American Material Culture. His research centers on the material culture of early modern Europe and the colonial Americas, specifically France and the French Atlantic world. Themes of interest include the cultural history of design, modes of display within the historic interior, patronage and consumption, and global encounters in the decorative arts. Deeply committed to the museum field and public engagement initiatives in the humanities, Philippe most recently served as the 2014-2015 Graduate Intern in the Department of Sculpture and Decorative Arts at the J. Paul Getty Museum