|Top 10 Endangered Artifacts|
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ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Virginia's Top 10 Endangered Artifacts is a public outreach campaign for collections care launched in 2011 with support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). VAM is proud of the success of the Top 10 program. Several other states, including Pennsylvania, Oklahoma, and Colorado have replicated this exciting public outreach program.
The Top 10 program has seen four successful years of building awareness for over 90 organizations and their artifacts. Donors have come forth to assist with conservation support, people have volunteered their expertise for conservation, and museums have won grants to support conservation. Each year, the list of "Top 10" honorees is selected by an independent review panel of collections and conservation experts from the Library of Virginia, Preservation Virginia, Virginia Conservation Association, Virginia Department of Historic Resources, as well as an independent conservator. The "People's Choice Award" goes to the artifact that collects the most votes during the public voting component of the campaign. Learn more by viewing the video below.
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