Yasemin Altun
Student

Yasemin Altun is a Ph.D. Candidate in Art History and Visual Culture. For her dissertation, provisionally titled “Collaboration as Freedom for Women Artists in France, 1663 – 1791,” Yasemin is researching how and why women in Old Regime France engaged in group modes of artistic production, including printmaking, painting à plusieurs mains, and art restoration. 

In 2018, Yasemin graduated summa cum laude from the University of Florida with a B.A. in Art History and minors in Chemistry and French. Her honors thesis examined implications of femininity in the art restoration practice of Marie-Jacob Godefroid, a paintings restorer active in mid-eighteenth-century Paris. Before coming to Duke, Yasemin spent a year abroad teaching English in Northern France. She has also held positions at the Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, the Smithsonian Archives of American Art, and most recently the Musée des Arts décoratifs in Paris. 

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