Eltine DeYoung-Peterse is an museologist, placemaking creator and programming expert. DeYoung-Peterse holds a Master’s degree in Museology from the Reinwart Acadamie, Leiden, The Netherlands.
DeYoung-Peterse has worked with top museums in the world including the Vangogh Museum, Amsterdam, The Fries Museum, The Kröller-Müller Museum, The Natuur Museum Groningen, and The Art Institute of Chicago.
Through a philosophy that “we learn best, when we enjoy” DeYoung-Peterse’s exhibitions and programs bring quality-of-life exchanges between event attendees. For example, the Rommert Box, a small container with real museum objects, encourages close exchange between say a grandparent and their grandchild. Her exhibitions and programs have been implemented across the world. A combination online and in-person exhibitions teamed schools together in four different countries where students learned about their culture, expressed these points to distant students, and learned about other’s cultures in a rich online exchange culminating in a professional exhibition.
DeYoung-Peterse’s fundraising and grant writing skills are extensive These include writing the major justification for grants at the Nashville Zoo at Grasmere. The Nashville Zoo, the largest draw in the state of Tennessee, received millions of dollars during DeYoung-Peterse’s tenure at a success rate of 96%.