Chief Curator and Senior Director of Historical Resources
The Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation
Marc Greuther is chief curator and senior director of historical resources at The Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation—which earned IDSA's Special Award 2016. He has a bachelor’s degree in art history from the Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London, and has nearly three decades of experience with collections at The Henry Ford. His seven years as a member of the institution’s Historic Operating Machinery Unit involved him in the operational stewardship of a wide range of artifacts—from 19th century machine tools and steam engines to late 20th century robots and production equipment.
As curator of industry and design, Greuther has broadened and deepened the institution’s technology, innovation and design holdings, particularly through the acquisition of several significant archival collections. As chief curator, he leads the curatorial team and the development of curatorial strategy. Greuther has made many media appearances on behalf of the institution—most recently as part of The Henry Ford’s "Innovation Nation" television show for CBS and as a writer for Make magazine and the Society for the History of Technology’s quarterly, Technology and Culture. In 2010, Greuther served on IDSA’s Designs of the Decade jury.