A Message from SAH President Patricia Morton

by Patricia A. Morton | Sep 13, 2022
Note: SAH published an obituary for Pauline Saliga on September 15.

Dear SAH Community,

With great sadness, I write to let you know that Pauline Saliga, former executive director of SAH, passed away on September 11 after a brief illness. Pauline became executive director of the Society of Architectural Historians and the Charnley-Persky House Museum Foundation shortly after SAH moved its headquarters from Philadelphia to Chicago in 1995. During her 27-year tenure, the Society became a truly international association and a leader in the digital humanities. Her legacy includes educational resources such as SAH Archipedia and SAHARA, the SAH Inclusion Diversity Equity Accountability and Sustainability initiative, new Affiliate Groups serving communities within and beyond our membership, programs supporting graduate students and emerging professionals, and an extraordinary staff who support SAH’s mission and membership.

Pauline was beloved and valued across our community for her vision, her brilliance, and her graciousness. We will miss her dearly. Please join me in offering our heartfelt condolences to her family.

Donations may be made to the Pauline Saliga Fund, which was recently established in her honor. The fund supports SAH’s technology expenses and recognizes Pauline’s achievements as a visionary proponent for new technologies in the digital humanities. Donations may be made online at sah.org/donate or by mailing a check to SAH at 1365 N Astor Street, Chicago, IL 60610.

With best wishes,
Patricia A. Morton
President, Society of Architectural Historians

Founded in 1940, the Society of Architectural Historians is an international nonprofit membership organization that promotes the study, interpretation and conservation of architecture, design, landscapes and urbanism worldwide. SAH serves a network of local, national and international institutions and individuals who, by profession or interest, focus on the built environment and its role in shaping contemporary life. SAH promotes meaningful public engagement with the history of the built environment through advocacy efforts, print and online publications, and local, national and international programs.

SAH thanks The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation
for its operating support.
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