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Kelly Conway


Email: [[e|kaconway]]
Research Interests: Material Culture; Museum Studies and Historiography; Memory and Memorialization; 19th and 20th Century U.S. Cultural History.


Kelly Conway was the curator of American glass at The Corning Museum of Glass from 2013 to 2019. While in Corning, she co-curated and edited the museum’s 2017 exhibition and accompanying publication, Tiffany's Glass Mosaics, and she led the reinstallation of the permanent collection gallery, Corning: Glass in the Crystal City.  Conway was also the Carolyn and Richard Barry Curator of Glass at the Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, Virginia, from 2007 to 2013. There, she led the design and re-installation of the renovated glass collection galleries, was a key member of the team that established a hot glass studio at the museum in 2011, and was a contributor to the 2017 publication, Glass: Masterworks from the Chrysler Museum of Art.  She currently serves on the Collections Committee at the Rockwell Museum of Art, on W&M’s Faculty DEI committee, and as an Editorial Adviser for the Journal of Glass Studies. Conway’s dissertation research focuses on the historical development of museums in the American South.


M.A., History of Decorative Arts, Parsons School of Design and Smithsonian

B.A., American History, DePauw University