Corinne Mühlemann studied art history and Islamic studies in Zurich and Bern, with a special qualification in the History of Textile Arts. She received a PhD from the University of Bern for her research on the use of medieval Islamic textiles in the Eastern Mediterranean and Central Asia (project fully supported by the Swiss National Research Foundation). She has been a member of the research group Global Horizons in pre-modern Art at the Institute of Art History, University of Bern.

With her postdoctoral project All the Goods of the Earth: Making and Marketing in the pre-Mongol Islamic World she received a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship.

She is currently preparing the publication of her first book Complex Weaves: Technique, Text, and Cultural History of Striped Silks which is supported by the Barakat Publication Grant, the Grabar Post-Doctoral Fellowship (HIAA) and the Fondation Max van Berchem (Geneva).