Director of Programs
When was the last time you visited a museum? What brought you there? How did it engage you? Your imagination, your experiences, your creativity?
For the answers to these questions and more, we spoke with
Betsy Peters, the director of programs at The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum in Winter Park, Florida.
Founded by another woman in the arts, Jeanette Genius McKean, the Morse Museum has the largest collection of works by multi-disciplinary artist Louis Comfort Tiffany. Peters described how museum programs bring this vast collection to life
for the public, whether in-person, or, as she recounts, even over the telephone.
Peters also shared with us her journey to becoming a museum professional, and her advice for newcomers to the field.
Jeanette's husband, Hugh McKean, also the first director of the museum, said, “We shall bring here the things people make for the joy of making..." and we closed with Peters' reflections on what makes the Morse and its unique collections so special for her and for the public.