Research Associates

Annie Cornwell, 2017
Postgraduate Research Associate, Paintings Conservation

Annie Cornwell graduated with a master’s degree in art history from the University of St. Andrews, Scotland, and recently received a postgraduate diploma in the conservation of easel paintings from the Courtauld Institute of Art, London. She has completed internships at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the National Maritime Museum, London; Westminster Palace, London; and the National Trust, England. At Yale, her research will focus on George Stubbs’s use of wax in painting, alongside conservation treatments of his works.

Courtney Long, 2017
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Art Collections

Courtney Skipton Long received her bachelor’s degree from Mount Holyoke College, and her MA and PhD from the University of Pittsburgh. Long’s interests range from the medieval to the nineteenth century with a particular focus on architecture, architectural sculpture, the intersection of architectural history and natural science, and the Gothic Revival in Britain. She has held curatorial and research internships at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; the Florence Griswold Museum, Old Lyme; and most recently was the Zvi Grunberg Postdoctoral Fellow at the Bruce Museum in Greenwich. Long has curated several exhibitions, including a display of prints and drawings titled Pugin, Prisons, and the Plight of the Poor at the Huntington Library, San Marino; Canvas and Cast, an exhibition of paintings and sculpture from the permanent collection at the Bruce Museum; and Spring into Summer with Andy Warhol and Friends, which she co-curated with Professor Kenneth Silver, New York University. She holds the Treasurer and Membership Chair position on the board of the Historians of British Art (HBA), and has served as the Editor of the HBA newsletter since 2016. 

Catherine Peebles, 2017
Postgraduate Research Associate, Archives

Catherine Peebles received her bachelor’s degree in English literature from Reed College, her MFA in poetry from the New School University, and her MLIS with a concentration in archival studies from the University of Pittsburgh. She is a member of the inaugural National Digital Stewardship Residency Art cohort, organized by the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Art Libraries Society of North America. She has previously worked with archival collections at Pittsburgh’s Senator John Heinz History Center, the Carnegie Museum of Art, and the University of Pittsburgh’s Special Collections. Her research interests include the intersection of fine arts and the archive in contemporary artworks and poetry, cultural memory, and the development of practical solutions for preserving and providing access to digital museum records into the future. In addition to archival work, Peebles is a poet whose work has appeared in numerous publications, including the Boston Review, Denver Quarterly, Tin House, among others. Her first book, Thicket, was chosen for the Brigham Award from Lost Roads Press and will be published in 2018.