Gemma Mughini is a junior curator at Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Wales. She has a background working in visitor experience in the heritage sector through many years of experience in museums and art galleries, alongside her roles within the National Trust. She is currently studying ‘Sustainability and Behaviour Change’ at the Centre Alternative Technology, Wales focusing on theories of behavioural and societal change relevant to transformational adaptations to environmental challenges. She has worked at various institutions across Europe including Palazzo Vecchio Museum in Florence, Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Milano and Biomuseo, Panama.
Gemma studied ‘Post-Colonial Studies’ with Alma Mater Studiorum Bologna, Italy engaging with the question of what a decolonial artistic and curatorial practice entails.
She completed her MA in ‘Arts Management and Heritage Studies’ at Leeds University on an EU scholarship researching new forms of interpretation and visitors’ engagement strategies. Her curatorial research focuses on unsettling Eurocentric frames of reference, climate, and landscape with a particular interest in curating projects, and events to find new methods of raising questions around equity, empowerment, and sustainability.