Professor Emeritus of Heritage Policy and Management
Patrick was the director of major local authority arts, museums, heritage and archive services in Exeter, Leicester and Leicestershire for almost 23 years before joining City University in 1990.
He was Head of Department for five years, and at various times directed the MAs in Arts Management, Arts Management in Education, and in Museum and Gallery Management.
Within the Department he has also supervised 17 PhD students and several substantial externally funded research projects. Honoured with the award of the title of Professor Emeritus on his retirement in 2004, he remains closely associated with the Department as a research degree supervisor, researcher and guest lecturer.Internationally he has served as an external examiner for undergraduate, postgraduate and research degrees at nine universities in Australia, Canada, England, France, India, Ireland and Scotland, and he is currently a Visiting Professor at the Federal University of Rio De Janeiro (UNIRIO), Brazil, as well as a member of the Advisory Board of the Institut for Catalan Heritage of the University of Girona, Spain.
Professionally he has served three terms on the Council of The Museums Association and was its Centenary President for 1988-90, while internationally he has held a wide range of offices in the UNESCO-based International Council of Museums (ICOM), Chairperson of the Ethics Committee 1984-90, Vice-President 1992-98, and most recently Chairperson of the Legal Affairs Committee from 2004-08.
Recognised as a leading international authority on both cultural policy and professional training, and on the protection of the heritage in times of armed conflict, he has undertaken a wide range of consultancies, assignments, management training missions in these an other areas for UNESCO, the British Council, the Council of Europe, the World Bank, the Arts Council, the International Committee of the Red Cross, and for governments and public agencies in more than a dozen countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, the USA and Latin America.
In his retirement he is finding more time for his interests in music, both historical research and performance, and research and publication in his original undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD academic fields of geology and the history of science.
- Hugh Aston (ca. 1485 - 1558): Composer and Mayor of Leicester. Leicestershire Historian, 44, pp. 26 - 30, 2008.
- Geological site designation and preservation under the 1972 World Heritage Convention, pp. 279 - 304 in C. Burek & C. Prosser (editors). The History of Geoconservation. (London: Geological Society Special Publication no. 300), 2008
- New research proves there is a near-continuous half-million years sequence of deposits in Kent's Cavern, Torquay. Studies in Speleology, 16, pp. 53 - 58, 2008.
- The 1858 discovery and excavation of the Brixham Bone Cave, Devon. Studies in Speleology, 16, pp. 3 - 15, 2008.
- Evans, Geology and Palaeontology, pp. 52 - 57 in McGregor, A., (editor), 2008. Sir John Evans 1823 - 1908. Antiquity, Commerce and Natural Science in the Age of Darwin. (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum), 2008.
- Modelos de museos y sus profesionales: El panorama internacional in Actas de las X Journadas de Musoeologia, Pamplona, 19 - 21 Octubre, 2006. Museo: Revista de la Asociacion Profesional de Museologos de Espana, 12, pp. 127 - 141, 2007.
- Museums: Targets or Instruments of Cultural Policies? Museum International (UNESCO), 58 (4) (232), pp. 8 - 12, 2006.
- (With Woollard, V.) Trainer's Manual: for use with Running a Museum: A Practical Handbook (Paris: UNESCO) (iii + 50 + 36 pp.), 2006. (Also in Arabic and French editions; Spanish edition 2007)
- Four Handel Oratorio Libretti published by John Gregory, Leicester, 1759 - 1774. Transactions of Leicestershire Archaeological and Historical Society vol. 80, pp. 123 - 151, 2006.
- Current trends in Governance and Management of Museums in Europe, pp. 201 - 219 in Hugh W. Genoways (editor) , 2006. Museum Philosophy for the Twenty-First Century (Walnut Creek, CA: AltaMira Press), 2006
- The future role of Non-Governmental Organisations and Cultural Professionals in the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict following the adoption of the Second Protocol of the Hague Convention. pp. 125 - 131 in Seminario Regional : La Protección de los Bienes Culturales en Case de Conflicto Armada: Un Desafío y un Oportunidad para América Latina y el Caribe (Buenos Aires, Marzo 2005) (Buenos Aires: Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores), 2006.
- The Intangible Heritage: a Challenge and an Opportunity for Museums and Museum Professional Training. International Journal of Intangible Heritage vol. 1, pp. 53 - 65, 2006.
- Boylan, P.J., 2006 - 2008. (Editor-in-Chief). International Journal of Intangible Heritage vols. 1 - 3, (Seoul, Korea), 2006 - 2008.
- The Museum Profession pp. 415 - 430 in Sharon J. Macdonald (editor): Blackwell Companion to Museum Studies (Malden, MA. & Oxford: Blackwell Publishing), 2006.
- Art Crime pp. 214 - 227 in Iain Robertson (editor). Understanding International Art Markets and Management (London: Routledge, 280 pp.), 2005.
- Running a Museum: A Practical Handbook (editor, coordinator & author of "Introduction", "Managing People" and "Terms & Definitions" chapters) (Paris: International Council of Museums (ICOM) and UNESCO), (230 pp.), 2005. (Arabic edition: 2005, French edition 2006, Spanish edition 2008).