Madeleine Huwiler studied classical archaeology, ancient history, and old Egyptian at Fribourg University. She has collaborated on various excavations and exhibitions. Sebastian Schutze was a longtime research fellow at the Bibliotheca Hertziana (Max Planck Institute for Art History) in Rome. He is a member of the academic board of the Istituto Italiano per gli Studi Filosofici in Naples, and a member of the OEsterreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften. From 2003 to 2009 he held the Bader Chair in Southern Baroque Art at Queen's University in Kingston. In 2009 he was appointed professor of early modern art history at Vienna University.
"...a spectacular survey of the famously magnificent antiquities collection of Sir William Hamilton." * The Times *