Julie Bellemare is a historian of Chinese art and material culture focusing on the development of color technologies across silicates during the Qing dynasty (1644–1911) and the impact of new vibrant hues and contrasts on emerging discourses of color and vision. As a fellow at the Science History Institute she worked on her dissertation project “A New Creation of this Dynasty: Enamels, Glass, and the Deployment of Color in Qing China, 1700–1735.”

During her time at the Institute Julie was a PhD candidate at Bard Graduate Center. She holds an MSt in the history of art and visual culture from the University of Oxford. Julie previously worked at the Asian art departments of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Brooklyn Museum, and National Museum of Asian Art (Smithsonian Institution).