STONE HILL CENTER
The Williamstown Art Conservation Center is housed in Stone Hill Center, on the campus of the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts.
Designed by renowned architect Tadao Ando, WACC at Stone Hill is a unique facility for art conservation, offering state-of-the-art laboratories housed within world-class architecture. The new facility, which opened in June 2008, was designed to meet the needs of 21st-century conservation. It offers spacious labs for paintings, works on paper, photography, objects, textiles, furniture and picture frames, each space brightly illuminated with natural light and built to meet the specific needs of its specialty. Additional facilities include an analytical laboratory, examination room, classroom, and photo-imaging studio, as well as an X-ray room with 160-kilovolt capacity. Stone Hill Center also houses Clark exhibition galleries and features sweeping vistas of the Berkshires and Green Mountains. Visitors may experience the conservation process via a viewing platform and windows that look in on the labs.