WAAC, the Western Association for Art Conservation, is a nonprofit membership organization for professional conservators. WAAC was founded in 1975 to bring together conservators practicing in the western United States to exchange ideas, information and news.      

    Although WAAC is specifically a regional organization for the western states including Alaska and Hawaii, any individual or institution may become a member regardless of location or national boundary.


2021 Annual Meeting



Due to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic the WAAC Board has come to the hard decision not to organize an in-person gathering in 2021.  

We are, however, hard at work planning for an engaging program to be held virtually in the Fall.   Full details to be shared in the coming months.  

Stay safe, and enjoy the summer!

WAAC Newsletter

Volume 43, No. 1


January 2021

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