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Barbara E. Krueger

 A native Californian, Barbara Krueger lives Michigan and has been involved in several aspects of stained glass for over 25 years.  A former elementary school teacher, she was on the art fair circuit selling her original stained glass pieces before returning to college to get an art degree.  After 2 years in the art program of Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, MI that included many art history classes, serendipitously she took a class that was an introduction to historic preservation, switched her major and finally in 1995 graduated with a MS in historic preservation. 

A 20+ year member of the Stained Glass Association of America, she was on the Board of Directors in several positions, chaired the 1992 Chicago conference, was co-editor of The SGAA Reference and Technical Manual and even had a short stint as the Executive Administrator.  For 12 years she has been a Research Assistant (that means volunteer) with the Michigan Stained Glass Census organized under the auspices of Michigan State University Museum; there are now over 1200 buildings, mostly churches, that have registered their stained glass windows.

For several years Barbara has been making condition reports for Michigan churches that are in need of impartial information about the condition of their stained glass windows.  In addition, she has lectured at many statewide gatherings on “The Art and Architecture of Stained Glass” utilize her own photos from Europe as well as interesting situations from around the US and Michigan. 

Barbara is now volunteering in the statewide program “New Dollars/New Partners for Sacred Places” sponsored by Partner for Sacred Places in Philadelphia and Michigan Historic Preservation Network. 

She is also partnering with several people on a book about historic Detroit churches, which will be published by Wayne State University Press in the fall of 2009.









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