Gawdat Gabra is the former director of the Coptic Museum and the author, coauthor, or editor of numerous books on the history and culture of Egyptian Christianity, including The Treasures of Coptic Art (AUC Press, 2006) and The History and Religious Heritage of Old Cairo (AUC Press, 2011). He is currently visiting professor of Coptic studies at Claremont Graduate University, California.
Gertrud J.M. van Loon specializes in Coptic art and archaeology. She holds a PhD from Leiden University, where she is currently working as a researcher.
Carolyn Ludwig, editor, publisher, and lecturer, is the author of Jewels in Our Crown: Churches of Los Angeles (2003). She lives in Los Angeles and is a frequent visitor to Egypt.
Sherif Sonbol is a highly regarded Egyptian photographer. He has contributed photographs to numerous illustrated books, including Egyptian Palaces and Villas, 1808-1960 (AUC Press, 2006).