Art, Architecture & History
PIERS BAKER-BATES is a Research Associate in Art History at the Open University, UK. He is co-editor of The Spanish Presence in Sixteenth-Century Italy (2015) and the author of ‘Sebastiano del Piombo and the World of Spanish Rome’
ALEX BAMJI a cultural historian of early modern Venice and Lecturer in Early Modern History at the University of Leeds. Her research explores community and identity in the city of Venice, especially how they were shaped by religious practices and experiences of disease. She is currently writing a book entitled ‘Death in early modern Venice’, and is co-editor of The Ashgate Research Companion to the Counter-Reformation.
LOUISA BUCK MA Cambridge, MA Courtauld Institute, Journalist, broadcaster and art critic, reviewer for Radio 4’s “Front Row”. Author of “Moving Targets : A Users’ Guide to British Art Now” – published by Tate Gallery Publications and “Owning Art: the Contemporary Art Collectors Handbook” Turner Prize Judge 2005. Contemporary Art Correspondent for The Art Newspaper and a regular contributor to Artforum, Vogue and The Guardian.
BRUNA CARUSO Graduated in History of Art and Venice, works for the Superintendency of Art, teaches for the Hofstra University and Smithsonian Study Tours. She has written for various publications on Venetian Art and Architecture.
GIUSEPPE CHERUBINI Biologist, he collaborated for ten years with the Italian National Institute for Wildlife, carrying out research on the migration of waterbirds and wetlands management. Since 1999 he has been working for the hunting and fishing department of the Province of Venice. From 2004 to 2009 he was a member of the Regional Commission for the safeguard of Venice and its Lagoon.
JANE DA MOSTO MA (Oxon.), MSc Imperial College London. Co-author of ‘The Science of Saving Venice’.
JILL DUNKERTON MA, Restorer in the Conservation Dept., National Gallery, London. Author of numerous publications on restoration and the history of painting techniques.
HUGH EDMEADES joined Christie’s in 1978 as a specialist in the Furniture Department. Became Director in 1984 and he is now Christie’s International Director of Auctioneering.
DAVID EKSERDJIAN Professor of Art History and Head of Department at the University of Leicester.
NICHOLAS HALL MA (Oxon) Art dealer and critic based in New York. former International Head of Old Master Pictures at Christie’s
CHARLES HOPE MA, D.Phil., Former Director of the Warburg Institute, London University. Formerly Slade Professor of Fine Art, Oxford University. An Organiser of the Genius of Venice exhibition at the Royal Academy, author of “Titian”, and other publications.
DEBORAH HOWARD MA Cambridge, MA & Ph.D, Courtauld Institute, FSA, FSA Scot., Hon. FRIAS and FRSE. Former Professor of Architectural History, Fellow of St John’s College and Former Head of the Department of History of Art, University of Cambridge. Author of “Jacopo Sansovino: Architecture and Patronage in Renaissance Venice”, “The Architectural History of Venice”, “Venice and the East.”
JEREMY HOWARD MA (Oxon.), MA Courtauld Institute, is a lecturer in Art History at The University of Buckingham. He has published many articles on aspects of eighteenth and nineteenth-century collecting with particular reference to The Grand Tour.
GEOFFREY HUMPHRIES Portrait-figure artist, has lived in Venice for 40 years and exhibited throughout Europe.
JACKY KLEIN is an art historian, writer and publisher. After gaining first-class honours in History at Oxford University and an MA with Distinction from the Courtauld Institute, she worked as a curator at the Tate, Barbican, Courtauld and Hayward galleries. Since 2008 she has worked in art book publishing, as Commissioning Editor at Thames & Hudson and at Phaidon Press, Executive Editor of Tate Publishing and now as Director of Heni Publishing in London
FREDERICK LAURITZEN MA (Oxon), Phd Columbia, Post Doctoral Fellow at the Fondazione per le Scienze Religiose in Bologna. His field of research is Byzantine literature and culture.
VIVIEN LOVELL BA, FRSA, Hon FRIBA, is a contemporary art curator specialising in the field of permanent and temporary public commissions. Director of Modus Operandi Art Consultants, formerly Founder Director of Public Art Commissions Agency, and co-publisher of “Public: Art: Space” (Merrell Holberton 1998).
WILLIAM LORIMER Christie’s Continental Furniture specialist, former director of Education department and NADFAS lecturer.
ADAM LOWE Artist, director and founder of Factum Arte. His artistic work has been extensively exhibited and he has had large scale survey exhibitions in St Petersburg (Marble Palace, Russian State 1999) and Mexico DF (Museo National de Arte Grafica, 2004). He is considered one of the leading innovators in the field of digital mediation.
NIGEL MCGILCHRIST MA(Oxon.), has lived and worked as an Art Historian in Rome for thirty years. He has taught at Rome University and been Director of the Anglo-Italian Institute, and External Consultant to the Superintendence of Fine Arts of the Italian Government. Lectures widely in the USA on art and archaeology at museums and universities. He is Chairman of the Editorial Board of the Blue Guides series, and currently writing the new Blue Guide to the monuments and archaeology of the Greek Islands.
DAVID NEWBOLD MA (Oxon.), MA(Reading) Linguistics, teaches English at University of Verona, author of English language teaching materials, education broadcaster, journalist, correspondent in Italy for The Times Educational Supplement.
SIR NICOLAS PENNY Art Historian and Former Director of the National Gallery, London until 2015.
DESMOND SHAWE-TAYLOR Surveyor of the Queen’s Pictures
SUSAN STEER MA, Ph.D. Visiting lecturer in History of Art for the University of Warwick’s “Venice term” BA and MA programmes. Susan has also lectured in the History of Art for the University of Bristol and has worked as both researcher and editor of the UK’s national inventory of European paintings on behalf of the University of Glasgow and the National Gallery.
BEN STREET is a freelance art historian, lecturer and writer based in London. He lectures on art old and new for the National Gallery, Tate, Christie’s Education, the Victoria and Albert Museum, Dulwich Picture Gallery and Sotheby’s Institute of Art.
NICHOLAS TRUE CBE, MA, Former Whitgift Research Student at Peterhouse, Cambridge, in the field of Byzantine Studies. Publications on Byzantium.
ANDREW TYLEY BSc, B Arch, M Arch (Yale), ARB, RIBA, Associate Director at Richard Rogers Partnership. Architects responsible for Centre Pompidou, the Lloyds Building, London and the Millennium Project, London.
LOUISA WARMAN BA Courtauld Institute, MA University of Warwick, is an Art Historian resident in Venice since 2000. She works as a translator for art history publications and leads Renaissance and Medieval art history tours in the city.
ARTHUR WOOD is a founding partner of Total Impact Advisors in Geneva. He is a recognised innovator in social finance and is frequently invited to speak and write on innovative financing vehicles for social purposes.
PETER YOUNIE MA Cambridge (English), BA London (History of Art). Co-founder of the chandelier experts, Cameron Peters Fine Lighting. Formerly UK agent for Venini and the UK reseller for Barovier & Toso. Currently UK agent for Carlo Moretti.