MACC practitioners work on scaffolding to restore a mural on a ceiling

About Us

Midwest Art Conservation Center is a resource for non-profit institutions, government entities, artists, corporations and individuals. Our staff of Senior Conservators, Conservators and Associate Conservators has renowned expertise in the treatment of works of art and historic artifacts. Committed to continuing professional education, they bring the most current standards, materials, and techniques to their daily practice. Art and objects of extraordinary value are entrusted to the center each day.

Mission Statement

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.

The Code of Ethics and Guidelines for Practice of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works governs the methodology and standards behind all elements of MACC’s treatments and programming. At the core of this code is an informed respect for the cultural property, its unique character and significance, and the legacies of the people or person who created it.

Professional conservation treatment services include:

  • Paintings
  • Murals
  • Western and Asian works on paper
  • Textiles
  • Furniture and decorative arts
  • Frames
  • Objects
  • Indoor and outdoor sculpture
  • Ethnographic artifacts
  • Historic artifacts

Additionally, general conservation and preservation services include:

  • Environmental assessments, collections surveys, and storage analysis
  • Training workshops and mentoring
  • Technical information
  • Loans of environmental monitoring equipment
  • Emergency response planning
  • 24-hour emergency disaster response
  • Grant preparation assistance for preservation and conservation projects