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Top 10 Endangered Artifacts

2016 Top 10 Program

Our 2016 Virginia's Top 10 Endangered Artifacts program will be underway soon. Stay tuned for announcements about how you can get involved in our #VATop10 buzz this year. We'll be accepting nominations in June.  

About the Program

Virginia's Top 10 Endangered Artifacts program focuses on promoting awareness of collections care. Over five successful years, Top 10 has benefited over 100 organizations and their artifacts. Among the outcomes: museums have secured donors, volunteers, and grants for conservation support. Many of the nominated artifacts have been conserved or are currently undergoing conservation treatment. Learn more about the status of some of our Top 10 Endangered Artifacts.


Each year, the "Top 10" honorees are selected by a panel of collections and conservation experts from the Library of Virginia, Preservation Virginia, Virginia Conservation Association, Virginia Department of Historic Resources, and an independent conservator. Our "People's Choice Award" goes to the artifact collecting the most votes during our public voting campaign in August. Learn more about the program in our "Know Before You Nominate" section.

How can I learn more?


Disclaimer: Information on nominated artifacts has been provided by the nominating organization. VAM does not independently verify authenticity or accuracy of information about artifacts in the program.

Learn more by viewing the video below.


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