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Julianne Miao

Julianne Miao

Curatorial Assistant
Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University

Julianne Miao is the curatorial assistant at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University.

She’s previously held positions at the North Carolina Museum of Art, Ackland Art Museum, Reynolda House Museum of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and Princeton University Art Museum.

Her work focuses on early twentieth century American art and the history of photography in the context of race, gender, technology, and commodity culture.


Julianne Miao will be speaking at the MuseumNext Digital Summit 2024:

Curated by Artificial Intelligence

In 2023 Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University embarked on an experiment to use AI to curate an exhibition from the museum’s collection. This was, to our knowledge, the first time a museum has done so.

While museum professionals are far from relinquishing control of exhibition making and interpretation, this exercise was a powerful way to explore the applications of AI in the creative realm as related to curatorial authorship and expertise, the subjectivity of the selection process, and the future impact of technology on museums.

Julianne Miao