Maja Žvorc was born in 1987 in Čakovec, where she finished grammar school. In 2006 she enrolled to study art history and English literature and language at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb, from which she graduated in 2012. During her studies (2010 ‒ 2012) she participated in the projectMultidisciplinary Research of Brezovica Castle Complex, which received Special Rector’s Award. For her graduate thesis, Portrait Busts from Museum of Međimurje in Čakovec, mentored by dr. sc. Sanja Cvetnić, she received Croatian Society of Art Historians’ “Radovan Ivančević” Award for Best Graduate Thesis.
In 2012 she enrolled in the postgraduate programme in art history with the thesis entitled Tomb Monuments in the Diocese of Zagreb from the 15th to 18th Century. From 2013 to 2014 she was employed as a curator trainee at the Museum of Međimurje Cultural-History Department. She is currently working at the aforementioned museum as project manager assistant on the project pHisCulture: Learning the Common Past in Cultural Cooperation for the Future.