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Mary MillsMary C. Mills

Mary Cheek Mills has over 20 years of experience as a glass historian, graduate professor, and museum educator. As Historic Glass Specialist for AECOM Cultural Resources Department in Burlington, New Jersey, she assists with archaeological research related to the early glass industry in Philadelphia. Ms. Mills co-curated AECOM’s first major exhibition, “From the Ground Up: Archaeology, Artisans, Everyday Life,” at Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center in 2016 and is associate editor of River Chronicles: The Journal of Philadelphia Waterfront Heritage & Archaeology. Prior to joining AECOM, she held the position of education programs manager at The Corning Museum of Glass.

Ms. Mills lectures extensively for museums and educational institutions and teaches European and American glass history for graduate programs at the Cooper-Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, Sotheby’s Institute of Art, and Winterthur Museum. She earned her second master’s degree from the Winterthur Program in Early American Material Culture and completed the Attingham Summer School for the Study of English Country Houses and the Victorian Society Summer School in London. She is a Corning Museum of Glass Fellow, President of the National American Glass Club, and also serves on the board of Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center. Mary has served on the board of The Neustadt since 2005.

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