Christine Olson

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Sixth Year
British Art

Christine Olson is focused on 19th century visual and material cultures of Orientalism. She is interested in the processes by which Islamic monuments and artifacts came to serve as referents within visual vocabularies of style, artistic and art historical discourses on ornament, and the design of works ranging from illustrated books to architectural interiors. Before coming to Yale, Christine completed her MA in Humanities and Social Thought at New York University, with an Advanced Certificate in Museum Studies, and was the Tiffany & Co. Curatorial Intern in American Decorative Arts at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.