Biography: Christopher Maxwell

Christopher Maxwell
Christopher Maxwell
Former Curator of Early Modern Glass

Christopher (Kit) Maxwell was the Curator of Early Modern Glass at The Corning Museum of Glass. He curated the special exhibition In Sparkling Company: Glass and the Costs of Social Life in Britain during the 1700s (2021), and editor of the accompanying publication.

Maxwell graduated with a BA Hons in History of Art from the University of Cambridge in 2001. In 2005, he completed his master’s degree in Decorative Arts and Historic Interiors at the University of London, and in 2014 he obtained his PhD from the University of Glasgow. The topic of his dissertation research was the dispersal of the Hamilton Palace collection. He recently completed a MPhil in Nazi-era provenance at the University of Glasgow, and is currently pursuing a MRes in Caribbean Studies at the University of Warwick. His research has been supported by the Paul Mellon Centre, the Hamilton Estates, the Furniture History Society and the French Porcelain Society.

Before joining The Corning Museum of Glass, Maxwell held curatorial positions at the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Royal Collection Trust.