The Chicago area’s conservation community gathered at the Newberry Library to form the CACG in 1974. Founders and shapers of the organization were Paul Banks, Gary Frost, Louis Pomerantz, Dick Smith, Merrily Smith, and Robert Weinberg.
  
The group’s 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. Membership in the group is open to all.
 
The information in this website is based upon data supplied by the members and does not imply professional endorsement or recommendation by CACG.  
 
In seeking a conservator for private work, it is advisable to consult the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC) publication Guidelines for selecting a Conservator. The AIC can be contacted at 202-452-9545 or    www.conservation-us.org

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