Prof. Sylva Petrová (CZ) is an internationally recognized curator, researcher, writer and university professor, expert in contemporary art glass. Emeritus Professor at the University of Sunderland in the UK, where she worked until 2012. During her 36 years experience in the field, she wrote seven separate books and published a hundred articles in professional journals.
Angela van der Burght (NL) is partner of Fenestra Ateliers, industrial designer, art teacher and author of articles and study plans for art education about art and glass, independent curator and consultant. She worked as an editor in chief of the Glassbulletin, This Side Up! and Fjoezzz. Now she is an editor in chief of internet magazine Glass is more!
Douglas Heller (US) has been the coowner and director of the Heller Gallery (New York) since 1973. He has organized hundreds of group and solo exhibitions, including the landmark show Glass America 1978 at Lever House in New York City. He also organized The Prague Glass Prize, the first major exhibition of Czech Studio Glass produced after the “Velvet Revolution” in the Czech Republic.
Dr. Sven Hauschke (DE) is a director of European Museum of Modern Glass and Curator of Works of Art at the Kunstsammlungen der Veste Coburg. He has curated various exhibitions on modern glass and organized workshops with international artists. He was a commissioner at the European Glass Context 2012 for Germany.
Mgr. Milan Hlaveš, Ph.D. (CZ) is an art historian and curator. He is a head of collections of glass, ceramics and porcelain in the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague. He worked at the National Technical Museum and at the Museum of Glass and Jewellery in Jablonec nad Nisou. He is an author and co-author of more than forty exhibitions, numerous articles in professional journals and member of many committees competition.
Martin Janecký (CZ) is a Czech glass artist working in the United States. He is an expert on the technique of blowing and shaping glass. His speciality is glass sculpture. Participates in regular glass symposia in the Corning Museum of Glass. In the U.S. he teaches at selected schools such as Penland School of Crafts, Tacoma Museum of Glass and Pilchuck Glass School.