Thierry Morel is the director and curator-at-large of the Hermitage Museum Foundation. He was educated at the universities of Paris and Oxford, where he graduated in Law and History of Art. He was a post-doctoral research associate at the University of Cambridge and has done extensive research on the history of art collections and art provenance in Europe. He also wrote and produced plays and films, among them Private View, a ten-part series of TV documentaries on art collectors. In 2013, he curated Houghton Revisited.