Julia Carver has worked in museums since 2000. Her interests include twentieth-century British art, international contemporary art, photography and the moving image, printmaking and installation art.

Since 2005 she has worked at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, where she has curated 'Do Ho Suh: New York City Apartment' (2015), 'Bristol, No Borders: Contemporary Art in a Globalised World' (2012), and co-commissioned 'Natural Selection: Peter Holden and Andy Holden' with Artangel, Leeds Art Gallery and Towner Art Gallery (2019).

She has written the museum's Guide to the Art Collection (2016) and the catalogue Being Human (2019).