Jola teaches History of Early Modern Europe at King’s College London where she recently completed her PhD on Venetian official male dress in the sixteenth century, 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 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 wrote a 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.