For more than 45 years, BACC has been fulfilling its mission as a nonprofit art conservation and cultural preservation organization to provide conservation and preservation services for works of art, cultural objects, and historic artifacts. Its highly trained conservators offer a rigorous and scientific approach to the preservation, examination, and treatment of cultural heritage objects. As a nonprofit organization, BACC is committed to benefiting the public good by supporting training and education opportunities and partnering with stewards of community cultural collections. BACC is expanding access to the field of conservation to historically underrepresented communities by growing the existing knowledge base to include culturally conscious and responsive methods of conservation and preservation.
The MELLON FOUNDATION HAS AWARDED BACC
A Million Dollars to support Inclusive, Accessible, and Radical Art Conservation!
This funding will support BACC’s evolution into a radically inclusive nonprofit art conservation organization and its mission centered on sustainability and inclusivity.
BEYOND THE BENCH
Throughout the 2022-2023 school year, BACC collaborated with Herbert Hoover High School to introduce students to art conservation and engage them in the treatment of “Girl Reading,” a sculpture located in the school’s library. The Hoover High Project is part of BACC’s larger Workforce Development Initiative. Funded in part by the Conrad Prebys Foundation, the initiative aims to engage students at all educational levels in conservation.
In partnership with the Centro Cultural de la Raza, BACC organized Preserving Chicana/o/x Art: Conversations on Conservation. Through a series of informal dialogues with artists, community organizers, conservators, and curators, the conversations explored issues of representation, culturally responsive approaches to conservation, rasquachismo, and community led standards for the care and preservation of Chicana/o/x cultural collections inside and outside of institutions.