Miriam Doutriaux, Adjunct Faculty
Miriam Doutriaux is an anthropologist, archaeologist, and museum curator with extensive experience in collections management, exhibition development & design, and education. Her recent museum projects have made innovative use of in-gallery displays, print, film, and digital media to enhance object-based research and learning. Dr. Doutriaux has worked with ethnographic and archaeological collections at museums in the United States and Latin America, and previously led visitor engagement initiatives at several historic house museums. She oversaw the Pre-Columbian collection at Harvard University’s Dumbarton Oaks Museum for a decade, and curated the permanent reinstallation of the collection (2008), as well as temporary exhibitions including Flights of Fancy: Birds in Pre-Columbian Art (2009), Lasting Impressions: Body Art in the Ancient Americas (2011), and Inspiring Art: The Dumbarton Oaks Birthing Figure (2013). Her co-edited book Ancient Maya Art at Dumbarton Oaks (2012) won the College Art Association’s 2013 Alfred H. Barr Award.
Dr. Doutriaux holds a B.A. from McGill University, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of California, Berkeley.