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Dr. Shelly XUE

Adjunct Curator
Asian Glass
The Corning Museum of Glass (New York)

Fellowship Project

Dr. Shelly Xue spent six months at The Palace Museum in Beijing, China where she studied the 19th century Chinese and Western glass collections and assisted in refining the museum’s database.


Dr. Shelly Xue is the Adjunct Curator for Asian Glass at the Corning Museum of Glass, and Associate Professor at Shanghai Institute of Visual Arts. She received her Ph. D. in Glass from the University of Wolverhampton (U.K.). She has long been engaged in the historical research and practice of glass art, with a focus on Chinese art from the Qing dynasty and the East-West cultural exchange. She has published various books on the subject, including Qing dynasty Chinese Glass, a Chinese version of A History of Glass Forming and Techniques of Kiln-formed Glass. Dr. Xue has been invited to lectures and international conferences in the U.K., U.S.A., the Netherlands, Sweden, Taipei and Hong Kong. She is also a glass artist. Her work has been collected by European and Chinese art institutions such as the Victoria & Albert Museum, London.

Recent Development and Achievement

    Dr. Shelly Xue is currently conducting research on the Chinese glass collections of the Qing dynasty in Europe and America and is preparing an exhibition on Chinese glass at the Corning Museum of Glass. She is the author of the forthcoming book Asian Glass – Selections from the Corning Museum of Glass.

Selected Publication(s)


  • 薛吕 (2014)。《中國清代玻璃藝術》。上海:上海大學出版社。
  • 薛呂 (2014)。《世界玻璃工藝史》(中文譯本)。上海:交通大學出版社。


  • Xue, S. (2021). The Snowflakes Warrior Vase – a glass object inspired by Chinese Beijing Opera. In Jouemrnal of Glass Studies. Vol.63.
  • 薛呂(2021)。〈故宮博物院藏清代宮廷纏絲玻璃研究〉。《紫荊城》。316,頁56-67。
  • Xue, S. & Maxwell, C. (2020). A pair of Qianlong imperial enamel-painted glass vases in the Corning Museum of Glass. The Burlington Magazine, 162(1411), 32-39.
  • Xue, S. (2020). The Investigation of Qing dynasty Chinese Glass in European countries. Transactions of the Oriental Ceramic Society, 83, 31-42.
  • Xue, S. (2019). Qing dynasty Chinese glass with Islamic influences. In Emily Byrne Curtis (Ed.), Chinese-Islamic Works of Art, 1644–1912 (pp. 24 – 37). London: Routledge.