What We do
Prevention & Assessment
We provide general collection assessments and long-range conservation planning to assist small-to mid-sized institutions in ways that benefit the largest number of artworks.
For over 40 years MACC conservators have provided museum-quality treatment and consultation in the areas of: Paintings Conservation, Paper Conservation, Textile Conservation, and Objects Conservation.
24-Hour Emergency Response
The MACC staff is available 24 hours-a-day, 7 days a week to give immediate assistance with disaster recovery efforts. Institutions and individuals experiencing a collections disaster can contact MACC to consult on the best practices to protect and recover their collections.
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Protecting Public Art
Protecting Public Art: The Future of Risk Assessment and Mapping is an NEH-funded Research and Development project to develop a reproduceable framework for remote risk assessment using Geographic Information System (GIS) mapping.
Mia: Repaired coats from Siberia reveal indigenous knowledge
The two Nivkh fish skin festival coats in “Dressed by Nature: Textiles of Japan” — one in Mia’s collection, the other a promised gift — are remarkably well-preserved given their age and use. Nonetheless, they were in need of cleaning, repair, and some relaxing, so they could be displayed safely and so visitors could see the makers’ handiwork without distracting dirt and creases. Learn about MACC’s work on these artifacts.
Mia Conservation Projects
Learn about our collaborative conservation projects with the Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia).