The objects conservators of the Midwest Art Conservation Center provide examinations, treatments, and care for fine art sculpture, decorative arts, and archaeological and ethnographic materials. In addition to performing in-laboratory conservation treatments, the conservators also conduct object-by-object condition surveys of museum collections and on-site indoor and outdoor sculpture work.
A wide variety of materials are found in the objects lab, including ceramic, glass, metal, painted and unpainted wood, gilding, leather, feathers, ivory, bone, fur, shell, plastics, and basketry materials. Conservation treatments can include cleaning, repair or reassembly, surface stabilization, cleaning, reversing old and disfiguring restorations, and compensation for losses.
Meet the Conservators