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Past Top 10 Honorees

The Virginia's Top 10 Endangered Artifacts program identifies significant, endangered artifacts at libraries, archives, and museums throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia and Washington DC on an annual basis. Top 10 Endangered Artifacts are kept on the "endangered" list until which time the threat to the artifact has been resolved. Here you can take a look at artifacts that have been designated in previous years. Follow our "Where are They Now?" blog to stay up to date on Virginia's Top 10 Endangered Artifacts.

 

 

2015 Nominees 

2015 Honorees

 

2014 Nominees

2014 Honorees

  

 

2013 Nominees

2013 Honorees

 

 

2012 Nominees

2012 Honorees

 

 

2011 Nominees

2011 Honorees


Top 10 Status Report

(updated as we learn of new information about our previous honorees)

Organization

Top 10 Year

Artifact

Status

Booker T. Washington National Monument

2011

Photographs with cellulose nitrate negatives, 1957-1984

Film is currently being conserved in a freezer.

Hermitage Museum & Gardens

2011

Korean 18thcentury Sakyamuni Triad silk tapestry

Repatriated back to Korea and is currently being conserved. Future plans include public display.

Klug-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of the University of Virginia

2011

Yolngu Bark Painting by Narritjin Maymuru, depicting Djarrakpi Story (Indonesian Trader Ship)

Currently being conserved and will be on display at UVA soon.

The Mariners’ Museum

2011

USS Monitor’sRevolving Gun Turret

Currently in conservation. An estimated 18 years of work needs to be completed. Fundraising is needed.

Virginia Museum of Transportation

2011

Norfolk & Western SD45 Diesel Locomotive #1776

 

Received $10,000 grant fromTrains Magazinetoward improvements to Locomotive #1776 thanks to its People’s Choice recognition.

Warren Rifles Confederate Memorial Museum

2011

Confederate Battle Flag of Co. B, 6thVA Cavalry

 

Artifact has been conserved and is on display.

The Fairfield Foundation

2012

Ware Neck Store Sales Receipts; c. 1870s-1930s

Documents cleaned and placed in proper storage. Artifacts scanned by VCU’s Virtual Curation Laboratory. Experts are assisting with the project.

Salem Museum

2012

Records of African-American Midwife, Georgianna Saunders; c. 1916-1940

 

Records being transcribed and put in a database. People delivered by Georgianna Saunders have contacted the museum.

Tudor Place Historic House & Garden

2012

George Washington’s Revolutionary War Camp Stool; c. 1776

Conserved by the Historic Trades Department of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, through a collaborative research project with the Museum of the American Revolution in association with Tudor Place.

Wilton House Museum

2012

Waistcoat of Lieutenant Governor Alexander Spotswood; c. 18thcentury

 

Artifact is currently being conserved.

MacArthur Memorial

2013

World War II Filipino and U.S. Guerilla Unit Flag, c. 1940s

A donor has funded the preservation. The flag is being restored and will be on view by March 2015.

St. John’s Church Foundation

2013

Reverend Robert Rose Monument, 1751

A volunteer is working on the monument and is making progress. The foundation has been in touch with descendants of Robert Rose and hopes to invite the family to visit.



 

 

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