Pola is currently a PhD candidate at the University of York, working under the supervision of Professor Liz Prettejohn. Her research project, ‘I saw Nature unfold before my eyes’: Nature, Science,and Myth in the Landscape Art of Frederic Leighton, examines the largely overlooked open airsketching practice of the Royal Academy President with respect to the three inter-connected themes.Pola gave her most recent paper on the scientific aspects of Leighton’s landscapes at the VictorianInterdisciplinarity International Conference in Durham in May 2018. She obtained her MLitt in ArtHistory: History of Collecting and Collections from the University of Glasgow in 2016, while her BA inArt History in 2015 from the Jagiellonian University in Cracow. In 2016, Pola worked as CataloguingAssistant at the Hunterian Gallery in Glasgow, preparing the collection of drawings and watercolourson paper. Her research interests concentrate mainly on Victorian art but span from the receptions ofthe Renaissance to interactions with nineteenth-century science and literature.