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Paul Holberton Publishing produces art books to a consistently high standard, both of production and of editorial. We work with museums, galleries, institutions and collectors up and down the UK, in Europe, in Canada and the USA, for whom we publish, produce or distribute books, usually but not only exhibition catalogues. 


Clients include the Courtauld Gallery, Dulwich Picture Gallery and The Wallace Collection, London; National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh and the Hunterian Museum, Glasgow; the Royal Collection, National Trust and English Heritage; The Art Gallery of Ontario; The Morgan Library & Museum, New York; The Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento; The National Gallery of Art, Washington; the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston; Museo del Prado, Madrid, the Centre Pompidou, Paris, the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, and the Groeningemuseum, Bruges, and many more.


Distribution is worldwide. For the UK we warehouse with Orca (Poole, Dorset) and representation is handled by Casemate ( For the USA and Canada we warehouse and are represented by the Chicago Distribution Center ( For Europe we warehouse and are represented by Belles Lettres in France ( We also have agents representing us in the Far East, please contact us for information. We distribute and represent on behalf of a number of museums and galleries and institutions public and private.  

Paul Holberton

Dr Paul Holberton has worked as an editor for the National Galleries in London and Edinburgh and many other institutions in Britain, Europe and America. He has specialized in the redaction of translated texts – from Italian, French, German and Spanish. In 1993 he co-founded Merrell Holberton Publishers (now Merrell Publishers), and since 1999 has run Paul Holberton Publishing, editing, managing and publishing a great variety of books on art for a great number of museums, institutions and private patrons, including himself. He translates from Italian and also reads Latin, Greek, French, German, Spanish and Dutch. For more please see Paul Holberton - Scholarship

Laura Parker

Laura Parker is Art Director for PHP. Laura started working with Paul after studying History at Oxford and completing her MA in the Venetian Renaissance at the Courtauld, and while researching for the Peter Lanyon catalogue raisonné. She has been designing books for the company since 2006 and was made partner in 2014. 

Katherine Bogden Bayard

Katherine Bogden Bayard manages production and marketing (with Kristen). Before joining PHP in 2015 she worked in publishing and for galleries in New York and London. She holds an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College and BA from Lafayette College. 

Kristen Wenger

Kristen Wenger manages distribution and marketing (with Katherine). She worked at museums and galleries in New York and London before joining PHP in 2019. She holds an MA in History of Art from University College London and BA in Art History from Georgetown University.


Dr Ilaria Bernocchi is Editor at PHP. She is a specialist of Renaissance portraiture and has published on the grotesque, the relationship between poetry and portraiture, and Renaissance medals. She has curated the English translations of Latin and Italian texts and worked for Brepols/Harvey Miller. She is a peer reviewer for journals including the Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes and the Sculpture Journal. Prior to joining PHP in 2023 she lectured in Renaissance Art at the University of Warwick, the University of Manchester and Cambridge. She holds a PhD from the University of Cambridge, an MA in Cultural and Intellectual History from the Warburg Institute in London and a BA in History of Art from the University of Pavia.

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