Julia Bly DeVere is one of the authors and Head Curator and Collection Manager at Filoli. Prior to joining Filoli in 2011, she managed the collections of a number of South Bay museums. Julia holds a B.A. in Art History from Sonoma State University, and a M.A. in Museum Studies from San Francisco State University. She is a member of the American Alliance of Museums and serves on the Board of the Bay Area Art Conservation Guild.