Chuck Patch, Adjunct Faculty

Chuck Patch is principal of Museum Information Management Consulting. Previously, he directed the information systems department at the Historic New Orleans Collection for 17 years. There he oversaw the development of two collections information systems and numerous special projects, including kiosk-based multimedia presentations, large-scale digitization, and a GIS system for displaying historical data. He managed the development of the MINT collections information system, which integrates museum collections management functions with library and archival cataloging practice. He has served as a board member and president of the Museum Computer Network and as a representative for the American Association of Museums on the joint committee for archives, libraries, and museums. He has been the project lead for his institution in an Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) National Leadership project and has served on several review panels for the IMLS. Following Hurricane Katrina, he conducted workshops on disaster preparedness and recovery using lessons learned during the post-hurricane flood of New Orleans in 2005.

He holds an associate’s degree in computer and information technology from Tulane University College and a master’s degree in landscape architecture from the University of Wisconsin.