Catherine Whistler is Keeper of Western Art at the Ashmolean Museum, and curator of Italian, French and Spanish art. Her research interests include Venetian art; Raphael; 18th-century art in Spain; the history of collecting; and drawings and print culture. Her scholarly catalogue, Baroque and Later Paintings in the Ashmolean Museum appeared in 2016. She collaborated with the Uffizi on the exhibition, Titian to Canaletto: Drawing in Venice, held in 2015-16, while she explored the exhibition’s themes in depth in her book, Venice and Drawing 1500-1800: Theory, Practice and Collecting (2016), which won a British Academy medal. Her research project with Dr Ben Thomas on Raphael and the Eloquence of Drawing supported by the Leverhulme Trust, resulted in the award-winning exhibition, Raphael: The Drawings, in 2017. She is currently working on a three-year research project centred on the Ashmolean’s Italian drawings, as part of the Getty Foundation’s initiative, The Paper Project.