MAC Lab Conservation Services

The Conservation Department at the MAC Lab is able to take on a wide variety of object treatments due to the size of our facility, staff experience and specialized equipment.  The Lab specializes in the treatment of archaeological iron, copper alloy, white metals, ceramic, glass, wood, bone and leather.  Some of our treatment services include but are not limited to:




Conservator measures a dogshore preparing it to be transported.


Electrolytic Reduction

Air Abrasion

Freeze Drying

Polyethylene Glycol Treatments



Vacuum Consolidation

Paint Stripping

Ceramic and Glass Mending


Stain Removal

Corrosion Inhibitor Treatments

Protective Coating Applications



Historic glass bottles that have been conserved at the MAC Lab.


The Lab also has the use of a Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrometer, UV-Vis Spectrophotometer, X-Ray Fluorescence Spectrometer and Scanning Electron Microscope for the purposes of material analysis.