Dear Members, Partners and Friends of MOSH,
I am Dr. Anthony Mortimer, and I am the new Director of Curatorial Services here at MOSH. I am excited and thankful for this opportunity to introduce myself to you all, and I am eager to see you here at the Museum as we venture boldly into deepening the relationship between MOSH and the communities of Northeast Florida.
Jacksonville has been home to my family since 2004, and we were fortunate to spend the entire second half of my U.S. Navy career here in Duval County. Since my military retirement in 2015, I have been an educational leader in two private schools, taught at Jacksonville University and the University of North Florida and continued to feed my passion for research and lifelong learning. My past training and experience as an Operations Officer and as an Educator are an ideal combination as we continue to build MOSH as a world-class responsive, innovative educational experience.
As the Director of Curatorial Services, I will actively engage with the MOSH Membership, our current and potential business partners, educational organizations and all our visitors to build a responsible, interactive, differentiated educational experience that provokes reflective thought and inspires collaboration and new ideas.
Jerry Saltz, an art critic by trade, remarked that “Museums are wormholes to other worlds,” a sentiment that captures our vision of MOSH Genesis and the relationship between MOSH and the communities of Northeast Florida. We are elevating an already valuable cultural resource by infusing each exhibit, program and visitor interaction with the goal of facilitating a personal learning experience.
Thank you for your continued partnership and support of MOSH – please come see us soon!