A curator of East Asian decorative art, Chiesa's research interests include trade and artistic exchange between Europe and China, patronage and collecting, and the history of museum collections. Before joining UMAG in 2017, he worked as a curator of cross-cultural art at the Asian Civilisations Museum, Singapore, where his exhibitions included China Mania: The Global Passion for Porcelain, 800-900 and Auspicious Designs: Batik for Peranakan Altars.
Florian Knothe is a curator of early modern decorative arts in East and West. His research interests include the cultural influences and knowledge transfer between China and Europe, and the court culture that initiated and consumed fine pictorial textiles.
Mattison’s primary research centres on the relationship of text and image in the museum environment. Apart from his curatorial work, Mattison is UMAG’s publisher and series editor for a range of digital programming developed with the Getty’s Arches and Quire platforms. Through Arches, Mattison has collaborated on the development of cultural heritage databases for sites in Hong Kong and Yangon.