Steven Ashby is a Senior Lecturer at the University of York. He is a medieval archeologist specializing in the archeology of portable material culture and the use of animal products in craft and industry. He recently recorded two series of documentaries in support of the History Channel’s popular drama Vikings.
Geoffrey Ashe is a distinguished British medievalist and cultural historian.
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Pierre Assouline, a writer and journalist, has written biographies of Georges Simenon, Hergé, and others. He lives in Paris.
Margaret Aston is widely recognized as an authority on European history of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, and has written extensively on the cultural and religious aspects of the period.
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Susan Au is a freelance writer and dance historian. She is a contributor to The International Encyclopedia of Dance and was the American consultant for The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Ballet.
Sylvie Aubenas is Chief Curator of the Department of Prints and Photographs at the Bibliotheque Nationale de France in Paris.
James Aulich is a Reader in Visual Culture at the Manchester Institute for Research and Innovation in Art and Design (MIRIAD) in England. He has written several books on the history of posters and war in Europe and Vietnam.
Charles Avery is a specialist in European sculpture, particularly Italian, French, English, and Flemish. He was Deputy Keeper of Sculpture at the Victoria and Albert Museum and a Director of Christie’s, and is now an independent historian, consultant, writer, and lecturer. He lives in England.
Mark Avery is a scientist and naturalist who has written many books and also contributes to numerous journals and magazines.
Charlie Ayres studied at the Courtauld Institute of Art and Sotheby’s Institute in London and was an editor of Art Review and V&A Magazine.
Khaled Azzam is Director of the Prince’s School of Traditional Arts in London. The institute was founded in London in 2004 by HRH The Prince of Wales to develop the Visual Islamic and Traditional Arts Programme pioneered by Professor Keith Critchlow.
Jacky Bahbout’s previous children’s books include Make Art with Your Hands and Feet, Funny Face!, and My Fashion Lookbook. She lives in London.
Paul Bahn is co-author of Thames & Hudson’s hugely influential and bestselling textbook Archaeology: Theories, Methods and Practice, and has also published a variety of popular books, including Easter Island: Earth Island (with John Flenley), Mammoths: Giants of the Ice Age (with Adrian Lister), and Images of the Ice Age, widely regarded as the standard introduction to cave art.
Zainab Bahrani is the internationally recognized authority on Mesopotamian art. Born in Iraq, she now teaches at Columbia University and was an advisor to the US government on the protection of cultural heritage during the Iraq War.
Quentin Bajac, formerly Chief Curator of Photography at the Centre Pompidou, is now Chief Curator of Photography at the Museum of Modern Art.
Chris Baker’s storyboards and conceptual artwork have been used in movies from Eyes Wide Shut to Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.
David Baker is a space scientist who worked with NASA on the Gemini, Apollo, and Space Shuttle programs between 1965 and 1984. He has written more than eighty books on spaceflight technology, including the NASA Space Shuttle Manual .
Ian Baker’s many writings include The Tibetan Art of Healing.
Kenneth Baker is the art critic for the San Francisco Chronicle.
Simon Baker is Curator of Photography and International Art at Tate. Prior to becoming Tate’s first curator of photography in 2009, he was Associate Professor of Art History at the University of Nottingham. He has written widely on surrealism, photography, and contemporary art.
Nienke Bakker is Curator of Exhibitions at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam.
Roger Ballen is an award-winning American photographer who has lived and worked in South Africa since the 1970s. His previous books include The Theatre of Apparitions, Asylum of the Birds, Outland, Shadow Chamber, and Boarding House.
Lauren Bamford is a Melbourne-based lifestyle photographer. She regularly contributes to national and international publications including Vogue Living Australia, Kinfolk, and the Wall Street Journal.