Laura Beltrán-Rubio

History of art and design

Research Interests

Art of the Americas | History of Design and the Transmission of Ideas | Fashion, Jewelry, and Decorative Arts, 17th–20th Centuries | Drawings and Prints | Digital Art History


2016 - 2017

Metropolitan Museum of Art

New York, NY

Research Assistant to Femke Speelberg, Associate Curator of Drawings and Prints of design, ornaments, and architecture.

Summer of 2016

El Museo del Barrio

New York, NY

Curatorial Intern, working on the exhibition “Antonio López: Future Funk Fashion” (on view June 14 – November 26, 2016).

2014 - 2016

Parsons School of Design

New York, NY

Teaching Assistant for History of Fashion and Introduction to Fashion Studies

Research Assistant to Hazel Clark, Ph.D., FRSA, Chair of Fashion Research at Parsons School of Design.

About Me

I am a Ph.D, student in American Studies at the College of William and Mary. My research lies at the intersection of dress history and art history, with a focus on the eighteenth-century Atlantic world.


[Currently enrolled]

College of William & Mary, Williamsburg VA

Ph.D. Student in American Studies


Parsons School of Design, New York

M.A. Fashion Studies


Universidad de Los Andes, Bogota, Colombia

B.A. Economics


The Museum System, TMS
Digital Photography
Omeka and Tools for Digital Art History
Adobe Creative Suite
Public Speaking, Museum and In Situ Tours