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 Patricia  Miller

Patricia Miller

Executive Director, Illinois Heritage Association

Email: plm@illinoisheritage.org

Education

Graduate Art Museology Program, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

M.A., History of Art, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Professional Organizations

American Alliance of Museums, American Association for State and Local History, and Association of Midwest Museums.

Selected Publications

Books

(with Willis C. Baker) History in Postcards: Champaign, Urbana, and the University of Illinois. Champaign, Ill.: Illinois Heritage Association, 1993
(with Willis C. Baker) A Commemorative History of Champaign County, Illinois: 1833-1983. Champaign, Ill.: Illinois Heritage Association; Marceline, Mo.: Walsworth Publishing Co., 1984

Chapters in Books

“Are You Being Served? Attracting and Keeping Volunteers.” Chapter 3 in Organizational Management, book 3 of The Small Museum Toolkit, edited by Cinnamon Catlin-Legutko and Stacy Klingler. Lanham, Md.: AltaMira Press, 2012.
“Collections Management: Know What You Have, Know Why You Have It, Know Where You Got It, Know Where It Is.” Chapter 3 in Stewardship: Collections and Historic Preservation, book 6 of The Small Museum Toolkit, edited by Cinnamon Catlin-Legutko and Stacy Klingler. Lanham, Md.: AltaMira Press, 2012.
Selected Articles
(with Carol B. Betts) “Developing a Social Media Policy.” Illinois Heritage Association Technical Insert 181 (Jan.-Feb. 2013). Champaign, Ill.: IHA.
“Internships: What’s in It for the Intern?” Illinois Heritage Association Technical Insert 179 (Sept.-Oct. 2012).
Champaign, Ill.: IHA.
“Emergency Preparedness in Museums and Historic Sites,” Parts 1 and 2. Illinois Heritage Association Technical Insert 157, 158 (Jan.-Feb., Mar.-Apr. 2009). Champaign, Ill.: IHA.
“Resources for Achieving Standards and Best Practices in Museums,” Parts 1, 2, and 3. Illinois Heritage Association Technical Insert 149, 150, 151 (Sept.-Oct. 2007, Nov.-Dec. 2007, Jan.-Feb. 2008). Champaign, Ill.: IHA.
“Are You Killing the Things You Love?” Illinois Heritage Association Technical Insert 135 (May-June 2005). Champaign, Ill.: IHA.
“Meeting the Challenge of Trusteeship.” Illinois Heritage Association Technical Insert 121 (Jan.-Feb. 2003). Champaign, Ill.: IHA.
“Risk Management and Insurance for Nonprofits,” Parts 1 and 2. Illinois Heritage Association Technical Insert 109, 110 (Nov.- Dec., Jan.-Feb. 2001). Champaign, Ill.: IHA.
(with Cheryl L. Kennedy) “Laws of Illinois Pertaining to Museums and Other Nonprofit Organizations,” Parts 1, 2, and 3. Illinois Heritage Association Technical Insert 102, 103, 104 (Nov.-Dec.1999, Jan.-Feb. and Mar.-Apr. 2000). Champaign, Ill.: IHA.
(with David Liston) “Attention Thieves: Don’t Try It! How to Prevent Loss in Museums and Libraries.” Illinois Heritage Association Technical Insert 85 (Jan.-Feb.1997). Champaign, Ill.: IHA.
“Developing a Written Code of Ethics.” Illinois Heritage Association Technical Insert 82 (July-Aug.1996). Champaign, Ill.: IHA.
“Accessibility: The Spirit behind the Laws.” Illinois Heritage Association Technical Insert 80. Champaign, Ill.: IHA (Mar.-Apr. 1996).
“Coping with Natural Disasters: The Role of Cultural Agencies.” Illinois Heritage Association Technical Insert 65 (Sept.-Oct. 1993). Champaign, Ill.: IHA.
“Arsenic, Old Lace, and Stuffed Owls May Be Dangerous to Your Health: Environmental Concerns for Museum Personnel.” Caduceus 7, no. 2 (Autumn 1991): 63-70.
 

Selected Conference Presentations

“Statewide Planning Can Help Preserve Collections/Plan for Disasters.” Panel, American Association of Museums Annual Meeting, May 25, 2010, Los Angeles.

“It’s an Emergency! It’s a Disaster! What Next?” Panel, American Association of Museums Annual Meeting, April 30, 2009, Philadelphia.
 
“Helping Small to Mid-Sized History Museums Achieve National Standards.” Panel, American Association of Museums Annual Meeting, April 29, 2008, Denver.
 
“How to Develop a Museum Security Program.” Panel, American Association of Museums Annual Meeting, April 27, 2006, Boston.


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