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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Vincent L Michael, PhD  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction



Illinois Connection

Dr. Michael has served on the Illinois Historic Sites Advisory Council and the Oak Park Historic Preservation Commission. He was Director of the Historic Preservation program at SAIC from 1996 to 2010.

Biographical and Professional Information

Dr. Vincent Michael has been a tour guide and lecturer since 1983, interpreting the landscape not only of Chicago and northeastern Illinois, but many other parts of the world. In the 1990s he worked for Michelin Travel Publications, authoring much of the Michelin Guide to Chicago. He also wrote two videos on Chicago architecture and developed tours based on geography, history, ethnicity, church architecture, and even literature. He continues to lead tours for the Art Institute of Chicago both in the Chicago region and internationally and is currently is Chief Conservation Officer for the Global Heritage Fund, in California. The Fund helps preserve World Heritage Sites in developing countries.

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