MACC employees work on a private client's piece of art.

Private Clients

Private collectors, corporations, and individuals use the Midwest Art Conservation Center (MACC).

MACC’s professionally trained and highly-skilled conservators provide high-quality conservation treatments that add and ensure lasting value for paintings, objects, textiles and works on paper. The AIC Code of Ethics and Guidelines for Practice govern all of MACC’s conservation treatments.

MACC conservators can attend to all deterioration and appearance issues that affect the entire range of antiques, family heirlooms and fine art. MACC staff can address damage caused by accidents, inherent material problems, excessive light exposure, poor storage, and previous repairs. MACC conservators also advise clients on the best exhibition and storage methods for the future preservation of their collections.

MACC can also work with insurance companies and other second parties to ensure clients the best possible results after accidents.

Contact MACC at 612-870-3120 or [email protected] to schedule an examination or to learn more about our services.

MACC is located inside the Minneapolis Institute of Art with its own entrance and loading dock. Works can be delivered by the owner or MACC can assist in arranging delivery by shipment. MACC conservators can also do examinations and treatments on-site in private residences and corporate offices.

How Can I Get Something Treated by MACC?

  1. Examination of Artwork and Objects – All items must first be examined by a MACC conservator. Make an appointment with MACC at (612) 870-3120 /[email protected] to bring and leave your piece at MACC’s secure museum facility. There is a $100 cost for the in-lab examination for non-members. (On-site visits require scheduling conservator time.) During the examination, the conservator will detail the condition of your piece, perform tests and determine the proper conservation treatment. The conservator then provides you with a written Condition Report and Treatment Proposal.
  2. Approving the Treatment – Sign and date the appropriate lines on your MACC Condition Report and Treatment Proposal and email or mail back to: [email protected] / MACC 2400 Third Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55404.Your treatment will then be put into the conservator’s queue (schedule).
  3. Treatment Conservation – Treatment work begins when your piece is reached in the conservator’s queue. All treatments conducted at MACC adhere to The Code of Ethics and Guidelines for Practice of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works.
  4. Completion – When conservation treatment on your piece is complete, you will receive an invoice for MACC’s services. Once payment is received, you may pick up your piece from MACC’s facility or arrange for return shipment. You may also choose to pay for your treatment when you pick up your art or artifact. Make an appointment with MACC at (612) 870-3120 / [email protected]