Undergraduate Research Fellow
Trinity Class of 2021 | Major in Art History, Minor in Environmental Science and Policy, Certificate in Ethics and Society
Noah is an Art History major from Casselberry, Florida, also minoring in Environmental Science and Policy with a certificate in Ethics & Society. He was first introduced to the Wired! Lab in the fall of 2017 as a student in Dr. Kristin Huffman’s class Splendor of Renaissance Venice, a Wired! Course that featured elements of 3D modeling and digital visualization. Noah served as Assistant Curator for the Senses of Venice exhibition (dev. 2018-2019, disp. 2019 – Jan 2020), which illuminated the Rubenstein Library’s recent acquisition of a copy of the Ughi map of Venice and its relation to the Grand Tour in Venice. He now works with Dr. Huffman to further research on Venice and develop insights uncovered while developing Senses of Venice. His scholarly interests concern reattribution and provenance; cross-cultural relationships and power dynamics; as well as intersections between international visual cultures, trade, politics, and ethics; with particular focuses on Venice, Western Europe, and Africa. After graduating, Noah plans to pursue a curatorial and/or legal career related to antiquities and fine arts.
Publications & Presentations
Huffman, K.L., Michaud, N.S., and Tawfik, A.M., Senses of Venice. RL: David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University vol 8.1 (Summer 2019): 4-9.
Michaud, Noah. “Tintoretto and Tommaso: A New Identity for the Ambiguous Saint in the Doge Alvise Mocenigo Presented to the Redeemer Modello.” Undergraduate Research Symposium, Duke University, Durham, NC, April 22, 2019.
Michaud, Noah. “Mapping Social and Spatial Encounters in Eighteenth-Century Venice.” State of North Carolina Undergraduate Research & Creativity Symposium. Duke University, Durham, NC. November 23, 2019. [add] 108th Annual College Art Association Conference. Chicago, Illinois. February 14, 2020.