Museum Accomplishments

Currently hold the position of

Curator of Exhibitions and Collections

at Miller Art Museum, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin

www.millerartmuseum.org

hdelguidice@millerartmuseum.org

My museum career began in 1998 at The Chicago Arts Club.

Under the direction of Patrick Smith, I was given the opportunity to work directly with Blue Chip artists such as Kusama, David Hockney, Chris Burden, Cornelia Parker and Louise Bourgeoise. 

Since then I have steadily advanced my skills and position working in a wide variety of Museums including:

 

San Diego Natural History Museum

Cool Globes

San Diego Museum of Art

Museum of the Living Artist

San Diego New Children's Museum

The New Americans Museum

The Mardi Gras Museum of Costumes and Culture

    ADVANCED SKILLS

  • Comprehensive understanding of museum practices across departments.

  • Ability to develop, negotiate and maintain partnerships including temporary and permanent loan agreements, donations and acquisitions

  • Development of timelines and ability to maximize use of budgets

  • Exhibition design including structures, narrative and content

  • Responsible to address administrative and site/structural challenges

  • Curation, research, art and artifact handling

  • Engaging enthusiastic, productive and collaborative staff

  • Independent creative initiative, highly motivated

  • Passionate public speaker

At The New Americans Museum I worked with Director Gayle Hom to build and prepare the museum for the Grand Opening.  The museum includes an exhibits gallery, a learning and research center and a recording studio for the collection of oral histories from immigrant groups of San Diego.

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Pink Bridge by Maurycy Gomulicki

At the New Children's Museum, San Diego I was chosen by several of the commissioned artist to be Lead Preparator to strategize and implement the installation of their vision. For these challenging projects I selected and directed installation teams, maintained artist partnerships, developed diagrams and estimated material purchases.

Textured Forrest by Tanya Aguiniga

Fibonacci's Coop by Rene Peralta

Dynamics Graffiti Mural and Rock Climb Wall

by Chor Boogie

Hiding Rocks by Arron T. Stephan

Don't Put That in Your Mouth

by Mark Mulroney

You meet such great people in museums!