Associate Director for Operations and Finance at the Middlebury College Museum of Art
Douglas Perkins is Associate Director for Operations and Finance at the Middlebury College Museum of Art where he has served in multiple capacities since 2001. In his twenty years in the museum field he has developed strengths in budgeting, acquisitions, governance, human resources, donor relations, college/university museum issues, accreditation, membership, PR/marketing, branding, graphic design, web development, digital strategies, and public art programs. He is particularly interested in promoting audience-directed engagement with objects and encouraging visitors to discover their own meaning in works of art. Douglas serves on the board of the New England Museum Association and is an active thought leader within numerous regional and national arts and museum organizations. In his spare time, in addition to serving on the board of a local childcare center, he is a freelance designer, writer, and photographer. He holds a BA in Economics with a minor in Art History from Middlebury College.