In 1953, A. Jacquemin attended his old friend's funeral, Henri Guingot who was a Sculptor but also the Curator of the Epinal Museum. A few days later, many people in Epinal talked him into applying for the vacant position. The local and regional authorities also thought he would be admirably suited for that position. Consequently the Minister of Arts went along and signed the appointment papers.
By coming back to his home town, he left behind Paris and his artistic life and in a certain way, part of his freedom. But that helped him support his family. In the large apartment, which was part of the job package, he managed to arrange a studio to continue his engraving - etching activity. He was also very excited about his new duties...