Diane VanderBeke Mager
Collections Interpreter
Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research

Diane VanderBeke Mager

Diane joined Cranbrook in 1996 as a volunteer docent and event planner, served on staff at Cranbrook Art Museum and the Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research from 2012 – 2014, and returned to the Center in 2016. In the interim, she was Education and Learning Specialist at the Edsel & Eleanor Ford House. As a Collections Interpreter for the Center, Diane provides tours of Saarinen House, Smith House, and Cranbrook’s campus. She served on Cranbrook’s Museum Committee for fifteen years, and authored three essays for Cranbrook Art Museum: 100 Treasures. Prior to Cranbrook, she was an Educator at the IBM Gallery of Science and Art and at the Württembergisches Landesmuseum in Stuttgart, Germany. Diane holds an MS in Leadership in Museum Education from Bank Street College, an MA in History of Decorative Arts from Cooper-Hewitt Museum/Parsons The New School for Design, and a BA in Art History from Kalamazoo College.

All photographs by P.D. Rearick, CAA '10.