Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Midwest Art Conservation Center, Inc.

  • Minneapolis, MN
  • www.preserveart.org

Mission Statement

The Midwest Art Conservation Center is a non-profit regional center 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.

Main Programs

  1. Conservation Treatments
  2. Consultations
  3. Preservation Services
  4. Public Programming
Service Areas

Self-reported

National

The Midwest Art Conservation Center serves institutions, artists and the public-at-large throughout the United States. The Midwest region is where we began over 30 years ago and remains an important focus of our service.
MACC programming was developed to satisfy the distinct requirements of public collections, artists and individuals. MACC is easily accessible to artists and the public-at-large.

ruling year

1977

Principal Officer

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Mr. Colin D. Turner

Keywords

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Art, Conservation, Restoration, Historic, Preservation, Education

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Also Known As

MACC

EIN

41-1312834

 Number

4633925047

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Arts Service Activities/Organizations (A90)

Visual Arts Organizations (A40)

Humanities Organizations (A70)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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MACC's programming preserves the legacies of artists, educates on the attributes of specific works of art, supports the development and care of collections and exhibitions, and advocates for the preservation of materials from all cultural heritages. Conservation treatments ensure the public's enduring access to visual art and artifacts. Presentations educate a broad spectrum of individuals about the specific techniques, ethics, artistic legacies, and the importance and challenges of preserving cultural heritage. Workshops provide education and training to art professionals on material selections, collection maintenance, safety and risk prevention, and advancing collection stewardship standards and methods.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Conservation Treatments

Conservation Treatments - all direct, in-lab and on-site conservation and restoration treatments applied to works of art. Treatments ensure enduring access and prevent deterioration. Ethically conducted art conservation treatments support the moral and legal standards protecting the rights and reputations of artists.

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Program 2

Consultations

Consultations - on-going dialogues and provision of written and photographic information to curators, artists, librarians, archivists, collection managers and individuals regarding treatments, discoveries and practices associated with particular works of art. Conservator’s diagnostic examinations lead to discoveries in aesthetic and structural techniques, dating and authenticity, and provide direction in shipping, handling, and exhibition methods.

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Program 3

Preservation Services

Preservation Services - collection assessments, risk evaluations, prioritized improvement actions, education, training, emergency response services, and monitoring equipment for loan. These services assist institutions in preparing and maintaining a strong base of protective measures for their collections.

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Program 4

Public Programming

Public Programming - inquiry response, workshops, and presentations for community groups, college classes, artists, docents, volunteers and individuals. These services inform and teach stewardship methodology for visual art and build appreciation for diverse cultural heritages, artistic techniques, and the importance and challenges of preserving the physical elements of our shared cultural heritage.

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Charting Impact

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Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    The cumulative result of MACC's work is to bring access to works of art and collections for today's citizens and for future generations. Each year at MACC: hundreds of works will be conserved; hundreds more will be stabilized and surveyed; hundreds of institutions' personnel and volunteers will receive valuable training and guidance; and hundreds of artists and art custodians will be assisted in the care and protection of their artwork. Each day, tens of thousands of individuals will encounter and experience works of art that have become and will remain accessible because of MACC services.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    MACC programming was developed to satisfy the distinct requirements of public collections, artists and art custodians. MACC is easily accessible to artists and the public-at-large, and maintains regular contact with directors, curators, registrars, and collection managers throughout the Midwest. Each year, MACC provides hundreds of examinations and hundreds of conservation treatments on individual works of art and artifacts, gives numerous institutions prioritized preservation improvement reports, holds workshops on collections care issues, handles thousands of technical collections care inquiries, and provides numerous public educational experiences.
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    MACC has eleven dedicated, staff members committed to continual educational advancement, high-quality services, up-to-date techniques and The Code of Ethics and Guidelines for Practice of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic & Artistic Works. Eight staff members are Conservators with advanced degrees in one of the conservation disciplines of Paintings, Objects, Paper and Textiles. One also devotes time as a preservation conservator providing institutions with general collections care assistance and trainings. Trained in studio arts, art history, organic chemistry, and specialized diagnostics and techniques, conservators provide treatments along with consultations to artists, curators, other art professionals and individuals, and contribute to MACC's public programming. A Preservation Specialist with an advanced degree in collections management provides assistance through workshops, surveys and instructive materials. The staff of MACC is well-respected and committed to providing accessible services. Their advice, consultation and services are sought nationally and internationally. They contribute to scholarly publications and conferences and work collaboratively with other art professionals to improve and develop techniques and methodologies for the proper care and maintenance of art.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    MACC will continue its 39 year commitment to being a responsive and improving organization through both internal and external evaluations of the organization's work. Organizational outcomes regularly measured include quantified and detailed descriptions of: condition assessments; conservation treatments; the provision of written and photographic documentation regarding treatments, diagnostic discoveries and practices associated with art; consultations on exhibition, handling, material selection, and related techniques; the quantity and quality outcomes of tours, presentations and workshops; and on the provision of individual inquiry responses on art preservation.
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    MACC is an exceptional organization serving the fundamental needs of diverse art communities across the Midwest and beyond. Strengthening the financial and programming resiliency of MACC for now and future generations is needed.
Service Areas

Self-reported

National

The Midwest Art Conservation Center serves institutions, artists and the public-at-large throughout the United States. The Midwest region is where we began over 30 years ago and remains an important focus of our service.
MACC programming was developed to satisfy the distinct requirements of public collections, artists and individuals. MACC is easily accessible to artists and the public-at-large.

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Financials

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MIDWEST ART CONSERVATION CENTER INC
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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Midwest Art Conservation Center, Inc.

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Mr. Colin D. Turner

BIO

Mr. Turner joined MACC in 2002 after 5 years as the Director of United Arts in St. Paul, Minnesota and prior to that the Director of Fundraising for Fresh Air Radio in Minneapolis. Mr. Turner has special interest in archaeological and ethnographic works and holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in Anthropology and History from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, as well as advanced training in Nonprofit Business Administration from the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis. His prior experience included 11 years as owner of a manufacturer's representative firm and 4 years founding and managing a publishing company. Mr. Turner is a Professional Associate of The American Institute for Conservation of Historic & Artistic Works, Member of the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits and Chair of the Association of Regional Conservation Centers.

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"The Midwest Art Conservation Center is a non-profit regional center 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."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Jeff Fleming

Des Moines Art Center

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?


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BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?


ORGANIZATIONAL DEMOGRAPHICS

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Diversity Strategies
Yes
We track retention of staff, board, and volunteers across demographic categories
No
We track income levels of staff, senior staff, and board across demographic categories
No
We track the age of staff, senior staff, and board
No
We track the diversity of vendors (e.g., consultants, professional service firms)
No
We have a diversity committee in place
No
We have a diversity manager in place
No
We have a diversity plan