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The Midwest Art Conservation Center (MACC) is dedicated to the preservation of art and artifacts. MACC provides expert conservation treatments and preventive measures to best care and house this region’s collections and protect the legacies of artists and cultural communities.
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 people or person who created it.
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.
MACC’s skilled conservators work with this region's largest institutions but also travel across the Midwest reaching small and medium-size museums, historical societies, tribal collections, libraries and archives. They perform conservation treatments, conduct general collection surveys, furnish designs for storage and exhibition methods, test for safe light levels, humidity controls, security protocols, and provide essential information and trainings for artists, the staffs of collecting institutions, and the public-at-large. Aside from treatments and trainings, MACC answers thousands of collections care inquiries by email and phone each year.
Artists and the stewards of collections, such as the volunteers, boards and staffs of hundreds of small to mid-sized institutions, rely heavily on this guidance and assistance from MACC. Many of these are the people, organizations and collections most in need and with the fewest resources.