Antoniette (Toni) Guglielmo is an art historian and educator with a passion for making museums accessible to wide audiences and fostering leadership, innovation, and diversity in the museum field. Her career bridges positions in both academia and museums, and reflects her interests in combining history, theory, and practice. Her work includes the management and administration of start-up museum projects; exhibition, curriculum, and program development; and leading online learning initiatives.
Toni is Director of the Museum Leadership Institute at Claremont Graduate University, where she has been since 2013. She currently oversees the development of executive education programs for museum leaders from around the globe, and is project director for POLARIS: The Museum Mentor Network. In 2011-12, she was a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Previously, she ran an award-winning distance learning program at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Earlier in her career, she led the Museum of Creativity project with the Milken Family Foundation as Assistant Director, and was a Project Associate with the Getty Education Institute for the Arts.
Dr. Guglielmo has taught diverse audiences in online, museum, and college classrooms and currently teaches at Claremont Graduate University and Southern New Hampshire University. Studying art history, she holds a B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles, an M.A. from Tufts University, and a Ph.D. from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She served as Associate Editor for Curator: The Museum Journal from 2016-2021 and is currently an editorial board member for the Journal of International Museum Education.
NextGen Peer Mentor (2020)