The Collection Connection founder, Douglas Dreier, has spent his entire life cultivating the art and understanding the power of collection. With over 15 years spent managing a private museum dedicated to sharing a wide variety of items and collections, Douglas has amassed a variety of iconic items that not only tell a story but portray a unique aspect of human history.
At the core of Douglas’s mission lies a love for learning and teaching. Before managing his family’s museum, Douglas earned his Master’s Degree in Instructional Design from the University of Maryland, Baltimore College before teaching in low-income areas of Baltimore, Maryland and Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Now, Douglas has ventured into the business and consulting side of collecting with The Collection Connection. His vision is to make a community in which he can share his knowledge of museum ownership, investor relationships, curating exhibits, and understanding historical significance. Douglas seeks to inspire others with his passion for collecting. Be it natural history, documents, books, sports, entertainment, and anything else, Douglas believes such items have the power to excite our imaginations, transform our understanding, and bring us closer together.
Douglas is on the board for the Smithsonian Institute Traveling Exhibition Services (SITES), the Smithsonian Regional Council for Los Angeles, and the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History.