Museum studies at College of the Atlantic

College of that Atlantic offers a selection of courses that provide students with skills and experiences necessary for a career in museums.  Course topics include experiential education, exhibit planning and fabrication, graphic design, scientific illustration, nature photography, science communication, and collections care.  Students may also complete an independent study or senior project in museum studies.
Visit the Thorndike Library Museum Studies LibGuide.

Using the Dorr Museum space

Contact Carrie Graham, the museum manager, to discuss any ideas you have about using the museum. To propose a new exhibit, please complete this form.

Dorr Museum governance

The Museum Committee is the governing body of the Dorr Museum. It is comprised of students, faculty, staff, and community members and meets regularly during the academic term. We welcome new members! To learn more about the Museum Committee and its current meeting schedule, contact Dru Colbert, the committee chair. Click here to read more about College of the Atlantic’s system of governance.

Museum alumni

College of the Atlantic offers students the opportunity to learn unique skills that prepare them for careers in the museum field. These are a few of the world-class institutions where our alumni have been employed:

  • Field Museum, Chicago, IL
  • Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA
  • Boston Museum of Science, Boston, MA
  • Abbe Museum, Bar Harbor, ME
  • Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Portland Children’s Museum, Portland, ME
  • Inge Morath Foundation, New York, NY
  • Studio Museum of Harlem, Harlem, NY
  • Wendall Gilley Museum, Southwest Harbor, ME
  • City Reliquary, Brooklyn, NY
  • National Museum of American History, Washington, DC
  • National Constitution Center, Philadelphia PA
  • National Park Service