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We are a Chicago area based volunteer organization comprised of individuals interested in the conservation of cultural heritage.  

Our purpose is to promote learning and exchange ideas among those interested in, or responsible for, the preservation and protection of art, library, archival museum, or historical objects, and to foster social relationships among members, their friends, and guests.

Interested in learning more?  Join us at our next meeting.

Upcoming Events

Join Us for our next meeting on March 13, 2024

Sleuthing Out Fakes and Forgeries: The Conservator’s Possible Role Presented by Joseph Barabe

Information on how to attend found here.

Art of Ezra Tucker

The Chicago Area Conservation Group board would like to alert our members and community to the limited opportunity remaining to view the "Art of Ezra Tucker" exhibition at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum in Chicago. The exhibition closes on March 3, 2024. Please see the exhibition website or download the flyer for more information.


Beloit College

The Center for Collections Care at Beloit College (C 3 ) provides one-of-a-kind opportunities for hands-on learning and practice for emerging and practicing museum, library, archive, and conservation professionals.
McCrone Microscopy Training
Register today for McCrone Research Institute online and in-person courses. Select the date to read the full course description and register securely online.

McCrone Online and In-Person Microscopy Courses


Chicago Conservation News

Baumgartner Fine Art Restoration, YouTube Series "Behind the Canvas".  Episode 3 features Graphic Conservation

Rachel Sabino,"It broke: Dispatch from a Homeschooling Conservator", Art Institute of Chicago

Ashley Arico and Cybele Tom, "The Secrets of a Mummy Emerge", Art Institute of Chicago

Sarah Kelly Oehler, "Nighthawks as Hope: A Curator Muses on Edward Hopper & Crisis", Art Institute of Chicago

Sarah Molina, "Conservation: The Dilemma of Extending Life", Art Institute of Chicago

Emily R. Ehret, "Research opportunities help undergraduates embrace the ‘learning curve’", University of Chicago
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