Jola is a PhD student at King’s College London working on a thesis titled Mapping Fashion in Early Modern Venice 1550-1660 under the supervision of Professor
Evelyn Welch. She has an MA from the Warburg Institute in London, a postgraduate degree in Art History from the University of Western Australia and a Finance and
Marketing degree from Notre Dame University Australia. Jola has worked as a research assistant curator at the Wallace Collection, assisting the curator of glass
and Limoges enamels with research on the 16th-century Venetian glass objects for the Catalogue Raisonné and as an assistant curator at the Fan Museum in Greenwich.
She also has experience in the auction houses having worked at Sotheby’s Institute of Arts and Bonhams.
Sara van Dijk
Sara is junior curator of textiles at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. Her current research topics include Renaissance silks and early modern linen damask. She is
especially interested in the depiction of dress and textiles in painting. Sara has an MA in Art History from Leiden University and recently finished her PhD thesis
on dress in Leonardo da Vinci’s portraits of women. She has previously worked as a freelance art historian for a wide variety of clients, including the Centraal
Museum in Utrecht and the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, and as a lecturer of decorative arts at Leiden University.