Toni Guglielmo is an art historian and educator with a passion for making museums accessible to wide audiences and fostering leadership, innovation, and inclusion 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 transformative museum projects including exhibitions, education programs, and online learning initiatives.
Toni is currently Professor of Research at Claremont Graduate University and focused on museum leadership and mentoring practices. She was formerly Director of the Museum Leadership Institute at Claremont Graduate University (2020-2023) and was Associate Director since 2013. At MLI@CGU, she oversaw the development of executive education programs for museum leaders from around the globe, and was 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. With an expertise in American art and the history of museums, 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.