On Feb. 14th 2000 I travelled to Birmingham to meet with Nick Kingsley, then City Archivist and a MACE Board member, on what was MACE’s first day.
MACE was registered as a company in 1995 but dormant until that day. And like all relationships – even those started on Valentine’s Day – we have had our ups and downs together since then!
But we are still together and are about to embark on what might just be our most exciting year during which we hope will see the establishment, finally, of a permanent location for the staff, the service and the collections.
So it’s a happy 10th birthday to MACE.
Whatever happens I am sure MACE will be a pillar of the cultural resources of the Midlands long after my own relationship with it ends…and I’m not looking for that day just yet!