The Regional Alliance for Preservation provides information and resources on preservation and conservation for cultural institutions and the public throughout the United States.
The Balboa Art Conservation Center (BACC) was established as a nonprofit corporation in 1975 by the San Diego Museum of Art and the Timken Museum of Art to meet the art preservation and restoration needs of a growing number of cultural, educational and research institutions in the western region. By sharing the up-to-date facilities and highly trained staff at BACC, member and non-member institutions and private collectors alike have access to a broad range of high quality conservation services at an economical cost.
Thanks to support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, BACC also provides a variety of subsidized consultation, survey and training services to small and mid-sized institutions in the West - California, Arizona, Oregon and Washington - through our Field Service Office.
Membership in BACC allows museums an affordable method of maintaining the same caliber of sophisticated and quality conservation programs that are typical of the nation's largest and best-endowed institutions. That means more of the objects entrusted to the care of our region's museums can be preserved and protected for the enjoyment of future generations.
The services of BACC are based on a long-term view of conservation and collection care. Treatment Services include the conservation of paintings, works on paper and documents, photographic materials, frames, and polychromed sculpture. BACC also offers surveys, consultations, and emergency assistance; workshops on basic preservation theory and practice; reference and technical inquiry response; pre-program, graduate, and postgraduate internships; project design and development; and grant writing assistance.
Balboa Art Conservation Center (BACC)
P.O. Box 3755
San Diego, CA 92163-3775
Contact: Janet Ruggles, Executive Director