Irina Shuvalova is an art historian attached to the department of late 19th and early 20th- century Russian Painting in the Russian Museum in Saint-Petersburg. She has organized many exhibitions of Russian art abroad, and has written extensively on the subject.
Victoria Charles received her PhD in art history. She has published extensively on art history and has contributed to Art Information, an international guide to contemporary art. She is a regular contributor to journals and magazines.