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Top 10 Endangered Artifacts


 

Virginia's Top 10 Program to Feature Conservation and Preservation Awards in Celebration of VAM's 50th Anniversary


 

 

Over the past six years, the Virginia Association of Museums has successfully promoted awareness of collections care and the efforts of institutions across the Commonwealth of Virginia and District of Columbia to care for their cultural and historical treasures through our popular Virginia’s Top 10 Endangered Artifacts. Over a 100 organizations have benefitted from participating in the program and many have gained extensive publicity and secured funding to conserve and preserve their artifacts. Learn more about the status of some of the Top 10 Endangered Artifacts.

VAM is excited to announce that thanks to the generous support of the Blanford Rees Foundation, the 2017-2018 program will offer conservation and preservation awards in addition to the Top 10's well-known promotional opportunities in celebration of VAM's 50th Anniversary.

Through a thorough review process by an independent Selection Committee, ten artifacts will be chosen to participate in the Virginia’s Top 10 Endangered Artifacts program and will be eligible to receive awards in the amounts of $500 to $5,000 for conservation or preservation efforts which will be granted following January’s online public voting competition or by the Selection Committee.

 Now is the time to start thinking of those items that can inspire the imagination, engage the public, and tell your organization’s story and that of Virginia. Gather your team, dive into your collections and archives, and start planning now to participate in Virginia's Top 10! 

 

Read the New Guidelines

 

Important Dates:

Informational Webinar - October 18, 2017

Nominations Open - November 1-17, 2017

Top 10 Honorees Notified - December 11, 2017

Public Voting Competition - January 15-24, 2018 

Top 10 Honorees recognized at VAM's 2018 Annual Conference - March 11-13, 2018




Thank You Conference 2017 Sponsors

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