The Western Archeological and Conservation Center (WACC) is dedicated to the preservation and study of museum collections within the Intermountain Region of the National Park Service. The Museum Services Program at WACC provides expertise in professional conservation, museum, archival, and library management assistance to park staff and partners. Staff here curates 14.5 million objects and archives on behalf of over 70 parks, preserving this valuable part of America's heritage and making it accessible for research.

WACC is dedicated to providing the highest quality repository services in an effective, productive, and timely manner.  As you explore our web site, we hope you will share our appreciation for the archeological, historical, and natural history record and the role of the National Park Service in its preservation, protection, and interpretation.  

WACC is not open to the public. Collections are available to researchers by appointment only. Please contact us to schedule an appointment. 


A woman wearing blue gloves sits at a desk with boxes and bags in front of her.

Curators at WACC care for cultural collections, as well as a small natural history collection.

Two people at a desk with box and documents in front of them.

Archive staff care for National Park Service records.

A woman inspects woven plant fibers.

Conservators must be meticulous in their work preserving heritage.

A book cover with desert saguaro scene

The WACC library holds interest for researchers on diverse topics.

Last updated: August 8, 2016