Personal profile


Clémentine Debrosse is a PhD student at the Sainsbury Research Unit for the arts of Africa, Oceania and the Americas at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, UK.  Her research studies the practice of contemporary artists who create new works with colonial archives and their exhibition in European museum institutions. Her field is an intersection of both art history and museum studies.

Clémentine has gained valuable knowledge and experience in curatorial museum practice both through her internships at international institutions such as the National Museum of Australia and the National Gallery of Australia, as well as through her time at Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain as assistant curator.

She is co-founder of Oceania focused blog and association CASOAR.


Key Research Interests

  • Art and anthropology of the Pacific
  • Contemporary arts and museum institutions
  • Archives
  • European museums of ethnography and world cultures
  • Global South

Education/Academic qualification

Bachelor of Arts, University of East Anglia

Sep 2017Jul 2020

Award Date: 1 Jul 2020

Master of Arts, University of East Anglia

Sep 2020Sep 2021


  • Art History & World Art Studies
  • Visual arts
  • Anthropology
  • Oceania (South Seas) History
  • Museums (General)