Art Conservation

To give a gift to the museum art conservation fund, please contact Development Director Barb Beier at (949) 234-1323 or donate online.

Mission San Juan Capistrano holds a large group of paintings in the permanent collection. Ranging in date from the 18th to the 20th centuries the paintings help to tell the story of the history and culture here.

Due to poor storage practices earlier in the Mission’s history, many of the paintings are in need of conservation. Conservation, however, is an expensive process. As funds become available, often through private donations for specific works of art, Mission staff has the paintings cleaned and conserved, one by one.  See conservation in action.

To get involved with funding for painting conservation, join the Mission San Juan Capistrano Art Guild. The Mission San Juan Capistrano Art Guild’s purpose is to promote and support the conservation, acquisition, and connoisseurship of the Mission’s fine arts collection. Members will be invited to special events such as lectures and museum tours.

Here are examples of other paintings in the collection that staff hopes to secure funding for treatment:


Mary Magdalena c. 17th century Artist Unknown


The Pieta c. 1800 Artist Unknown

The Pieta
c. 1800
Artist Unknown


The Betrayal of Jesus c. 18th century Artist Unknown

The Betrayal of Jesus
c. 18th century
Artist Unknown


Station of the Cross III: Jesus Falls for the First Time c. 18th century Artist Unknown

Station of the Cross III: Jesus Falls for the First Time
c. 18th century
Artist Unknown


Station of the Cross VIII: Jesus Meets the Women of Jerusalem c. 18th century Artist Unknown

Station of the Cross VIII: Jesus Meets the Women of Jerusalem
c. 18th century
Artist Unknown


Station of the Cross XIII: Jesus is Taken down from the Cross c. 18th century Artist Unknown

Station of the Cross XIII: Jesus is Taken down from the Cross
c. 18th century
Artist Unknown