WILLIAMSTOWN ART CONSERVATION CENTER
The Williamstown Art Conservation Center (WACC) is a nonprofit regional conservation facility devoted to the preservation and conservation of cultural and historical materials. Located on the campus of the Clark, in a building designed by Japanese architect Tadao Ando, WACC treats a full range of artworks and artifacts, from paintings, works on paper, sculpture, and furniture to antiques, heirlooms, and archeological objects. The Center serves museums, libraries, historical societies, and archives, as well as corporations, independent art professionals and private collectors. WACC offers state-of-the-art scientific analysis and serves institutions as a consultant and partner on all aspects of collections care.
The Center is the largest multi-disciplinary regional conservation center in the United States, and its home in the Clark’s 2008 Stone Hill Center offers one of the nation’s most sophisticated facilities. Members of the Center teach an annual graduate course on the principles of art conservation. WACC also offers an internship for graduate students seeking special projects.