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.
Maryam Ohadi-Hamadani holds a PhD from the University of Texas at Austin. Her dissertation provides a contextual, sociopolitical history of postwar abstraction in Britain between 1948 and 1972 through a series of case studies examining the exhibiting practices of the Commonwealth Institute, the Institute of Contemporary Arts, and the New Vision Centre, as well as the role of visual arts in the Caribbean Artists Movement. Her research interests include postcolonial cultural studies and the politics of postwar abstract art and visual culture. She has curated exhibitions for the Cleveland Foundation and the Wichita Art Museum, and has held internships at the Cleveland Museum of Art; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland; the Ulrich Museum of Art; and Tate Liverpool.