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Cancelled! The Deluxe Engine: Lessons from the Life of an Industrial Heritage Object at The Henry Ford

April 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Date:  Friday, April 3

Time:  12:00 pm

Location:  UM Museum of Art, Multi-Purpose Room (125)

Presenter:  Calder Fong (PhD, German Languages and Literatures)

Can a single object tell the story of an entire museum? Join Calder on a journey through time and space, as he accompanies an 1887 Crossley Bros. internal combustion engine through the departments of The Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation. Encounter Henry Ford as an early pioneer of urbexing, discover a transnational network of engineers and their museums, and tremble before the auctioneer’s gavel as we trace the history of this artifact! Survey the wide range of disciplines that assemble to make The Henry Ford work! And of course, learn the secret to taking care of your very own Deluxe Engine.



April 3
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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University of Michigan Museum of Art, First Floor, Multi-Purpose Room
525 South State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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