Emily M. Weeks is an independent art historian and consultant for private collectors, museums, art dealers, and auction houses in America, Britain, Europe, and the Middle East. Her areas of expertise include Orientalism (images of the Middle East created by European artists) and nineteenth-century British visual culture. Dr. Weeks has lectured widely in these fields, both in the United States and internationally. Her extensive list of publications includes contributions to scholarly anthologies, academic and popular journals, exclusive luxury broadsheets, and numerous exhibition catalogues. She has also written for several major auction catalogues, and was the sole author of a privately published book dedicated to a single owner collection of Orientalist art. Her contributions to a large-format illustrated book documenting a major private collection of Orientalist art were published by ACR Éditions Paris in the fall of 2008. Currently, Dr. Weeks is a Contributing Editor to The Private Journey magazine. Her book, Cultures Crossed: John Frederick Lewis and the Art of Orientalist Painting, is forthcoming from Yale University Press.

After living for many years in Egypt, Dr. Weeks attended the University of Washington, where she received its most prestigious awards and honors. In 2004, she received her Ph.D. from the Department of the History of Art at Yale University. In her capacity as museum curator, both at the Yale Center for British Art and the Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme, Connecticut, Dr. Weeks organized and contributed to a number of critically acclaimed exhibitions, with themes ranging from modern British art to American paintings and drawings. Most recently, she acted as one of the principal consultants for The Lure of the East: British Orientalist Painting, 1830-1925 (2008-2009; organized by Tate Britain, with venues at Yale Center for British Art; Pera Museum, Istanbul; Sharjah Art Museum, United Arab Emirates). In addition to these institutional affiliations and projects, Dr. Weeks has also advised and provided deep collections research for numerous private collectors in America and abroad.

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