The Society of Architectural Historians lost a great leader and friend when former executive director Pauline Saliga passed away on Sunday, 11 September 2022, after a brief illness. For twenty-seven years she served as the executive director of the Society of Architectural Historians and the Charnley-Persky House Museum Foundation in Chicago, where she helped promote the study and appreciation of architecture and architectural history, advocated for public humanities, and furthered public engagement with the built environment.

Pauline Saliga was born in Chicago in 1953. A lifelong Chicagoan, she grew up in the Canaryville neighborhood and was a longtime resident of Beverly.

Pauline studied art history at DePaul University and went on to earn a BA in art history from Northern Illinois University in 1975. She earned a master’s degree in art history and museum administration from the University of Michigan in 1977.

She began her career as an assistant curator...

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