The MacLean Collection

The MacLean Collection has been formed over the last fifty plus years by Barry MacLean, a businessman based in the Chicago area. The ambition behind the collection has been to seek “knowledge for knowledge's sake,” values the MacLean family continues through this collection. The MacLean Collection is focused on two areas of specialty housed in two separate buildings.

Whether physical or imagined, spiritual or intellectual, maps are tools for conveying a part of the “world” we inhabit.

Map Library

The MacLean Collection of Maps consists of more than thirty five thousand maps that date from the fifteenth century to the present.


It is the extraordinary quality, durability and magnificence of form that has brought these Chinese bronze objects together in the MacLean Collection. 

Asian Art Museum

The MacLean Collection of Asian art consists of more than five thousand objects from Neolithic times to the present.