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.
MACC offers workshops on a variety of collections care subjects, including topics such as Identifying Hazardous Materials in Collections and tutorials in Art Handling.
News and Upcoming Events
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Fellowship in Racial Justice Collections Care
WORKSHOPS: New online course on Core Documents for Collecting Institutions in 2021.
COVID-19 Update: MACC is here to help. The COVID-19 emergency affects human health and safety foremost, and we are closely following the recommendations of Minnesota State Governor Tim Walz and any future rulings that may be issued. We have returned to work with new protective guidelines in place.
We are working together with our partner, the Minneapolis Institute of Art, to ensure the safety of all staff and artwork within our shared facility. At this time art pick-ups and drop-offs are available and conservation treatments are proceeding as proposed.
If you have any questions about current or future projects, please don’t hesitate to contact your conservator or our front office staff. Our social distancing practices mean that you may need to leave a message – but be assured that we are checking our voicemail inbox regularly and we’ll get back to you soon.
Additionally, MACC can provide you with up-to-date information as it pertains to collections care during this emergency so please don’t hesitate to ask if you have questions.
We are a resource for non-profit institutions, artists, corporations and individuals. For over 40 years, our highly-trained staff has provided museum-quality conservation treatments and collections care for art and cultural artifacts throughout the Midwest region and beyond. Conveniently located in the Minneapolis Institute of Art, all conservation treatment projects begin with an in-person examination by one of our conservators. Contact us to make an appointment.
The Midwest Art Conservation Center is a non-profit organization for the preservation and conservation of art and artifacts, providing treatment, education, and training for museums, historical societies, libraries, other cultural institutions, artists, and the public.
Board of Directors
The volunteer MACC Board of Directors is comprised of representatives of its member institutions and individuals from the public with an interest in the mission of the organization.