My favorite thing about being an archivist is that sometimes a seemingly simply question turns into a new discovery. This happened recently when I was researching the artist of a ceramic vase located in Cranbrook House, a historic house on Cranbrook’s campus and the home of Cranbrook founders George and Ellen Booth. Finding the answer should have been a simple task: open the object file, locate artist’s name. A two-minute job.
Two-minutes turned into a two-week journey.