Peta Motture is Senior Curator of Sculpture at the Victoria and Albert Museum, and was previously Chief Curator of the Medieval & Renaissance Galleries. She has published widely on medieval and later sculpture, specializing primarily in the Italian Renaissance. Motture has co-curated several exhibitions and is curator of the Robert H. Smith Renaissance Sculpture Programme at the V&A.
Dr Michelle O'Malley is Reader in Art History at the University of Sussex, where she has also held the position of Director of Research in the School of Humanities. Previously, she was Head of Education for Exhibitions at the Royal Academy of Arts, London. Dr. O'Malley is the author of The Business of Art: Contracts and the Commissioning Process in Renaissance Italy (2005) and The Material Renaissance (co-edited with Evelyn Welch, 2007).