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Conservation of DIA’s Gracehoper by Tony Smith

The Detroit Institute of Arts is conserving the large-scale outdoor sculpture Gracehoper by artist Tony Smith. In collaboration with the Tony Smith Estate, paint specialists and outdoor sculpture conservation specialists, the conservation team developed a plan that honors the artist’s … Continue reading

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Mackinac Art Contest

The Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum is pleased to announce the theme for this year’s juried art exhibition: “People of Mackinac.” Highlighting the array of individuals that make Mackinac Island a unique destination, the theme is not strictly … Continue reading

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Book Treatment and Conservation Labs

December 11-12, 2012 Hosted by Jennifer Hain Teper and Eric Alstrom Sponsored by the American Library Association, Association for Library Collections and Technical Services division Please join us for an e-forum discussion. It’s free and open to everyone! Registration information … Continue reading

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Fort Gratiot Light Station

A watershed moment occurred in August 2010, when ownership of the Fort Gratiot Light Station transferred from the U.S. Coast Guard to St. Clair County. With that transaction St. Clair County became stewards of five acres of lakefront land and … Continue reading

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Megan Callewaert Joins the MACCH Board

The Michigan Alliance for the Conservation of Cultural Heritage welcomes Megan Callewaert as the newest member of the Board of Directors! Megan has been the Collections Manager and Registrar at the Edsel and Eleanor Ford House since July 2005. She … Continue reading

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Aaron Collie Joins MACCH Board

The Michigan Alliance for the Conservation of Cultural Heritage welcomes Aaron Collie as the newest member of the Board of Directors! Aaron received his M.S. in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois (2010) and completed a specialization … Continue reading

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MACCH Sponsors Emergency Preparedness Planning Workshop

Emergency Preparedness Planning for Museums Thursday, August 4 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Central Michigan University Mt. Pleasant, Michigan This program is presented by the Michigan Alliance for the Conservation of Cultural Heritage (MAACH) in association with MMA. Collecting institutions … Continue reading

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Support the DIA’s Gracehoper Sculpture

The Detroit Institute of ArtsFriends of Modern and Contemporary Art (FMCA) will be hosting an evening on Thursday, June 23, at 6:30 p.m. dedicated to artists working with science, and ideas that demonstrate connections between art and technology as fundraising … Continue reading

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American Hertage Preservation Grants Awarded in Michigan

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) announced today 54 awards totaling $152,112 for American Heritage Preservation grants.  IMLS received 146 applications requesting $412,952 in funds. “We are proud to be partners with the Bank of America Foundation in … Continue reading

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Free Walk-in Preservation Clinic!

University of Michigan Library, Sunday, May 15, 12:30-4:30 pm Walk-in Clinic Talk to the Experts! Bring us your torn, tattered, scratched, and generally mistreated books, papers, maps, photographs, sound recordings, and digital photos and files. We’ll help you figure out … Continue reading

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