Stijn Alsteens International Head of Old Master Drawings,
Patrice Marandel Former Chief Curator/Department Head of European Painting and
Sculpture, Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
Jaynie Anderson Professor Emeritus in Art History, The
University of Melbourne.
Jennifer Montagu Art Historian specializing in Italian Baroque.
Charles Avery Art Historian specializing in European
Sculpture, particularly Italian, French and English.
Larry Nichols William Hutton Senior Curator, European and American Painting and
Sculpture before 1900, Toledo Museum of Art, Ohio.
Scott Nethersole Senior Lecturer in Italian Renaissance Art, The Courtauld Institute of Art, London.
Andrea Bacchi Director, Federico Zeri Foundation, Bologna.
Tom Nickson Associate Dean, Lecturer in Medieval Art, Courtauld Institute of Art, London.
Colin Bailey Director, Morgan Library and Museum, New York.
Gianni Papi Art Historian specializing in Caravaggio.
Piers Baker-Bates Visiting Honorary Associate in Art History,
The Open University.
Edward Payne Assistant Professor (Research)/Zurbarán Fellow in the School of Modern
Languages and Cultures, University of Durham.
Francesca Baldassari Professor, Università degli Studi di Padova.
Martin Postle Deputy Director for Grants and Publications, The Paul Mellon Centre for
Studies in British Art, London.
Bonaventura Bassegoda Catedràtic, Universitat Autònoma de
Xavier F. Salomon Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator, The Frick Collection, New York.
Till-Holger Borchert Director, Musea Brugge.
Salvador Salort-Pons Director, President & CEO, Detroit Institute of Arts.
Antonia Boström Keeper of European Sculpture, Victoria and
Albert Museum, London.
Timothy Schroder Art Historian specializing in European silver and goldsmiths’ work.
Bruce Boucher Director, Sir John Soane’s Museum, London.
Pippa Shirley Head of Collections, Waddesdon Manor.
Edgar Peters Bowron Former Curator Museum of Fine Arts
Amanda Bradley Art Historian specializing in European Painting.
Xavier Bray Director, The Wallace Collection, London.
Xanthe Brooke Curator of Continental European Art, The
Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool.
Christopher Brown Art Historian specializing in Dutch and
Flemish Seventeenth-Century Art, former Director, Ashmolean
Museum, Oxford.
Caroline Campbell The Jacob Rothschild Head of the
Curatorial Department and Curator of Italian Paintings before
1500, The National Gallery, London.
Ignacio Cano Conservador & Jefe Departamento Difusión,
Museo de Bellas Artes de Sevilla.
Peter Cherry Associate Professor, Trinity College Dublin.
Rosario Coppel Art Historian specializing in Spanish Sculpture.
Christina Currie Head of Scientific Imagery at the Royal
Institute for Cultural Heritage (KIK/IRPA), Brussels.
Gail Feigenbaum Associate Director, Getty Research Institute,
Los Angeles.
Lázaro Gila Medina Catedrático de Historia del Arte,
Facultad de Filosofía y Letras, Campus Universitario de Cartuja,
Universidad de Granada.
Peter Humfrey Emeritus Professor, School of Art History,
University of St. Andrews.
Paul Joannides Emeritus Professor of Art History, University of
Kirstin Kennedy Curator of Silverwork, Metalwork, Victoria &
Albert Museum, London.
Alastair Laing Former Curator of Pictures and Sculpture at the
National Trust.
Barbara Lasic Lecturer in Art History, University of Buckingham.
Riccardo Lattuada Full Professor of Art History of the
Modern Age, Università degli studi della Campania “Luigi
Vanvitelli”, Naples.
Patrick Lenaghan Curator of Prints and Photographs, The
Hispanic Society of America, New York.
The Colnaghi Foundation is a UK charity established in 2017 to foster the appreciation and
study of pre-twentieth-century artworks and antiquities in the western European tradition.
Using an on-line platform, journal, and educational initiatives such as masterclasses, lectures,
and gallery tours, the Foundation promotes new exhibitions and research, and offers rich
learning experiences to a wide audience. It works in collaboration with a wide range of scholars,
collectors, private galleries, museums, and like-minded educational charities around the world.
Manfred Sellink General Director, Koninklijk Museum Voor Schone Kunsten Antwerpen.
Jack Soultanian Conservator, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
Nicola Spinosa Former Director of Museo di Capodimonte, Naples.
Carl Strehlke Adjunct Emeritus, Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Holly Trusted Senior Curator, The Victoria & Albert Museum, London.
Benjamin van Beneden Director, Rubenshuis, Antwerp.
Recent projects have included a series of filmed masterclasses co-hosted with the Wallace
Collection in London, looking at bronze sculpture, Sèvres porcelain, French eighteenth-century
furniture, Old Master paintings, arms and armour, and Majolica; a series of “Curators in
Conversation” focusing on recent exhibitions in London, Madrid, and Los Angeles; a crowdfunding project to restore a Baroque altarpiece in Seville; and two “microsites” – one exploring
the Grand Tour in Venice, the other investigating the practice of drawing from the early Middle
Ages to the present day.
Jeremy Warren Honorary Curator of Sculpture, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford.
Mark Westgarth Programme Director and Lecturer in Art History & Museum Studies,
School of Fine Art, University of Leeds.
Catherine Whistler Keeper of Western Art, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford.
Betsy Wieseman Chair of European Art from Classical Antiquity to 1800 and Paul J. and Edith Ingalls
Vignos, Jr. Curator of European Paintings and Sculpture, 1500-1800, The Cleveland Museum of Art.
Matthias Wivel Curator, Sixteenth-Century Italian Paintings, The National Gallery, London.
Yao-Fen You Senior Curator and Head of Product Design and Decorative Arts Cooper
Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, Washington D.C.
Dimitrios Zikos Curator of Sculpture working with the Museo Nazionale del Bargello, Florence.
Irene Brooke, Nicola Jennings, Jeremy Howard, and José Gómez Frechina
Designer: Laura Eguiluz de la Rica
Project coordinator: Sarah Gallagher
Picture researchers: Sarah Gallagher and Maria Vittoria Pellini
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The Practice of Drawing, a digital gallery of some of the most compelling but rarely displayed
drawings in the western tradition from collections around the world. With short but
informative film clips featuring leading drawings experts such as Professor Catherine Whistler,
Keeper of Western Art at the Ashmolean Museum, the website provides an introduction to the
little-known world of drawings for non-specialists.
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