Support the Center's Special Projects

In addition to annual gifts, directed support for one of the Center’s special initiatives is welcome. Current special projects underway are:

Cranbrook Archives’ Negatives Preservation Project: Efforts are underway to prevent deterioration of the oldest and most fragile negatives in the Archives' collection through rehousing and improved environmental storage conditions. These negatives, comprising Cranbrook’s early activities from 1929-1960, represent scenes from across the Cranbrook campus documenting architecture, art, education, religion, and science.  

Restoration of the Japanese Garden: As part of Cranbrook’s master plan, Toward Cranbrook 2030: One Legacy, One Mission, One Campus, the groundwork has been laid by the Center’s Japanese Garden Advisory Group amongst others. We hope their work will lead to the rehabilitation and renewal of this beloved area of campus.

Early gifts have moved both these projects closer to realization. For more information on how you can help, please contact Gregory Wittkopp at or 248.645.3315. 

Japanese Bridge

Banner photo by P.D. Rearick, CAA '10