About the Author
Steven Miller has devoted nearly fifty years to museum service. He has been a curator, mid-level administrator, director, educator, trustee, writer, and consultant. His career began with the Museum of the City of New York in its curatorial department for paintings, prints and photographs. He concluded that job as senior curator. He was then the assistant director of the Mains State Museum, director of museums at the Western Reserve Historical Society, Cleveland, OH, executive director of the Bennington Museum, Bennington, VT, executive director of the Morris Museum, Morristown, NJ and executive director of Boscobel Restoration, Garrison, NY. Miller has written, lectured, consulted, and been closely involved in deaccessioning matters since the practice started receiving widespread attention in the mid-1970s. His academic accolades include B.A., Bard College, Sculpture, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY International Graduate Certificate, Principles of Conservation Science, (UNESCO) International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property, Rome, Italy.