Jules Mominee is passionate about the preservation and restoration of stained glass. He has been a professional stained glass artist and restorer of historic stained glass for over 35 years. Jules and his staff at Mominee Studios have meticulously treated and restored thousands of stained glass panels – from small residential panels to complete cathedrals, from county courthouses to the expansive skylights and clerestories of the Kentucky State Capitol Building.
Jules is a uniquely qualified professional. In the world of restoration consultants, it is rare to find anyone with a background this comprehensive: nearly four decades of hands-on experience performing high-quality restoration of historic stained glass windows, a Master’s degree in Art, a Master’s degree in Historic Preservation, and extensive knowledge of the construction industry. Jules takes into account the architectural setting and other environmental factors, giving him a complete grasp of the situation from which to provide meaningful recommendations that coordinate with all affected trades involved with the project.
• American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC)
• Fully Accredited Studio Member, Stained Glass Association of America (SGAA); Board of Directors (2003-2011), Chair of the Restoration Committee (2006-2011)
• American Glass Guild
• State of Indiana, Qualified Professional List
• State of Montana, Qualified Professional List
• Master of Science in Historic Preservation (MSHP) - College of Architecture and Planning, Ball State University, Muncie IN – 2014
• Master of Arts (MA), Ball State University, Muncie IN – 1979
• Bachelor of Science (BS: Psychology/Philosophy/Religion triple major, with a minor in Art) - University of Evansville, Evansville IN – 1977
Jules believes education and information are key components of preserving the future of stained glass. He has visited restoration centers in the U.K. and Europe to examine their facilities and processes, and to discuss the challenges facing today’s restorers and conservators. He stays up to date on the most current, accepted practices and principles in the preservation community. Jules spent eight years on the Board of Directors of the industry’s national trade organization (SGAA), with five of those years as Chair of the Restoration Committee. In service to his community, Jules annually welcomes classes from local universities to Mominee Studios, where visiting students and faculty learn about the history and nature of stained glass, and watch Mominee Studios staff work on both new and historic stained glass panels. Jules has also provided symposia lectures for the College of Architecture and Planning at Ball State University.
See more of Jules work at: www.momineestudios.com