Art Conservation

To give a gift to the museum art conservation fund, please contact Executive Director Mechelle Lawrence Admas at (949) 234-1311 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.