Biography: Bonnie Wright
Bonnie Wright joined The Corning Museum of Glass in 2008. She interprets the galleries for Museum guests of all ages and backgrounds, and serves as a resource for information on the art, history, science, and technology of glass for guests, docents, volunteers, and staff. Wright develops educational materials for the Museum’s website, produces scout programs, runs the Junior Curator program and Glass Camp, and trains the Explainers (teen interpreters).
Wright holds a B.A. in Classics from Bucknell University and an M.A. in Classical Archaeology from Florida State University. She has studied Egyptian, Greek, and Roman art, architecture, archaeology, history, and language, and has worked in a Roman glass laboratory. Wright has participated in several archaeological excavations throughout the Mediterranean. She has also worked in a variety of museums, focusing on registrar work in the Mediterranean Section at the University of Pennsylvania Museum, as well as educational programming at museums in Tallahassee, Florida. While at FSU, Bonnie taught several undergraduate mythology courses. Currently, she uses her knowledge of ancient cultures to help train docents and teen guides about ancient glass and society.