Outstanding Art History Project History and Art History

Presented to an outstanding graduate student nominated by the faculty.

2024 Awardee

Julie Goforth

Julie Goforth

Julie is originally from Mobile, Alabama. She started college at Auburn University where she took classes in studio art, art history and French. After three years, she transferred to Florida State University and finished there with a B.A. in Art History. Later, she received a Web Design Specialist certificate and started working as a web and graphic designer with a focus on cultural heritage organizations. Wanting to learn more about digital efforts specific to cultural heritage such as digital preservation and online collections, she received a graduate certificate in Digital Curation from Johns Hopkins University. This opened an opportunity for her to work with the Smithsonian Institution Archives where she completed a two-year project accessioning a collection of born-digital video and audio from the Harvard-Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. She currently works full time at the Library of Congress National Audio Visual Conservation Center in Culpeper, VA where she works with born-digital oral history. Personally, she enjoys reading, walking, music, dogs, and travel. She also loves to paint and for the past several years has been learning the Byzantine method of egg tempera painting and gilding.