Angela Dreßen studied art history, Romanistic philology, and geography in Münster and Rome. PhDin Art History, Trier 2005; MA in Library and Information Science, HU Berlin 2006. From 1999 to 2005, she was a scientific collaborator at the libraries of the art historical Max-Planck-Institutes in Rome and Florence. Since 2005, Dreßen has held the position of academic librarian in Florence at the Biblioteca Berenson at Villa I Tatti, The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies. In 2009 she became Andrew W. Mellon Librarian. Dreßen won the James Ackerman Award for the History of Architecture in 2007. Since 2006, she has been a member of the Renaissance Society of America. Her publications on the history of Italian art and intellectual history in the Renaissance include the monographs: Pavimenti decorati del Quattrocento in Italia (2008); The Library of the Badia Fiesolana: Intellectual history and education under the Medici (1462-1494) (2013); The Intellectual Education of the Renaissance Artist (1450-1550) (forthcoming).
Susanne Gramatzki studied romance studies, history of modern German literature, literary history of England, German studies, philosophy and general literature in Wuppertal and Besançon. She was a member of the Graduate Research Colloquium "Die Renaissance in Italien und ihre europäische Rezeption: Kunst – Geschichte – Literatur" at the Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn (2000). Gramatzki wrote her doctoral thesis on the Rime by Michelangelo Buonarroti. From 2000 to 2009, she was a research associate at Universität Wuppertal; currently, she is an assistant at the Romance Seminar at Universität Tübingen. Gramatzki is also co-editor of the book series "Mittelalter und Renaissance in der Romania." Main research interests: Italian Renaissance, interrelations between literature and the visual arts.
Berenike Knoblich studied art history, film studies, ethnology and cultural studies in Jena. During her studies, she worked as a tutor at the Art History Department. She graduated with a Master's Degree in 2015, writing her thesis about "The Gaze in Paintings Depicting Venus in the 16th and 17th Century". Her main research interests are Gender Studies and Italian Renaissance Art. Knoblich did several internships at the Kunstsammlung Jena, the Department of Prints and Drawings at the British Museum in London and the art historical Max-Planck-Institute in Florence. Since 2016, she works as an Art Historian and Proofreader in New Zealand, e. g. as Gallery Assistant at the Centre of Contemporary Art Christchurch. She writes exhibition reports and articles about the New Zealand art scene for the Portal Kunstgeschichte. She is also a Member of the German Art History Association.