Julia Lillie

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Julia Lillie

Julia Lillie


Art History; Visual Studies; Social Networks


  • BA, University of St. Andrews
  • MA, Bard Graduate Center
  • PhD, Bard Graduate Center


Julia Lillie studies the print culture of early modern Europe. She specializes in sixteenth-century prints, illustrated books and maps made in Northern Europe, and on the ways these highly mobile objects created and disseminated knowledge in an increasingly connected world. Her work also investigates the formation of social networks that occurred in the collaborative environments of printshops, the migrations of Protestant Netherlandish artists in the last quarter of the sixteenth century, and the education and scholarly ambitions of early modern printmakers. Lillie holds a BA from the University of St. Andrews, and an MA and PhD from the Bard Graduate Center. She was a Jane and Morgan Whitney Fellow at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2021-22. Her research has also been supported by the Renaissance Society of America, the Herzog-August-Bibliothek, Wolfenbüttel, and the Newberry Library, Chicago, among other institutions. From 2014 to 2016 she served as the Collections Manager in the Department of Drawings and Prints at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Recent Publications

  • “Collaboration in Exile: Crispijn de Passe and Matthias Quad in Cologne, 1589–1604.” In Many Antwerp Hands: Collaboration in Netherlandish Art, 1400-1750, edited by Abigail D. Newman and Lieneke Nijkamp (Brepols, 2021).


  • AHI 102 Survey of Art History, from the Italian Renaissance to Contemporary
  • VS/AHI 470/570 Seminar: Global Modernisms

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