Maria Cristina White-da Cruz joined the Art and Architecture Committee in 2011. She is an artist and lecturer and has lived and worked in Italy, the UK, France and Australia. Since returning to London in 2000, Maria Cristina interweaves teaching, working as a free-lance museum consultant and lecturer and working as an artist. Her preferred medium is glass, whether mosaic smalti or stained glass, and her designs generally reflect her fascination with the tangible and intangible worlds. Her special interest in iconography and symbolism also feeds into the creative process.  

Maria Cristina is a consultant to the Antiquities Department of the Getty Museum in LA. She is presently developing a major collaboration between the city of Ravenna, Italy and Madaba, Jordan, as they are both mosaic capitals of the world.