The Peale Center for Baltimore History and Culture
Ms. Tonika Berkley is currently the Research Coordinator/Curator for the Male and Female Colored School No. 1 Research Project at the Peale Center for Baltimore History and Architecture. Ms. Berkley is a museum educator, working for various museums in Baltimore, Washington, DC, and Pennsylvania including the Walters Art Museum, the Baltimore Museum of Industry, The Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture, and the Penn Museum. She has also assisted with developing museum exhibitions for the Maryland Historical Society, the Reginald F. Lewis Museum and the Peale Center for Baltimore History and Architecture. Ms. Berkley was also a former Middle School Social Studies teacher for Harford and Baltimore County Public Schools. Her current interests are community museums/ecomuseums and cultural heritage management. Ms. Berkley earned her Bachelor’s degree from UMBC in Sociology/Anthropology, her Master’s Degree in Applied Anthropology from the University of Maryland College Park and her teaching credentials from University of Notre Dame of Maryland. She is currently pursuing her Masters in Arts Administration and Museum Leadership from Drexel University.