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The purpose of Where are they Now? Virginia's Endangered Artifacts Revisited is to tell the stories of endangered artifacts and the museums that seek to preserve them. You'll find success stories, continuing challenges, and interesting twists in the tales of these significant cultural treasures.

 

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Korean Tapestry Repatriated, Conserved

Posted By Heather A. Widener, Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Updated: Thursday, August 21, 2014
One of our most incredible Top 10 stories comes from Norfolk. The Hermitage Foundation Museum and Gardens nominated their beautiful Korean tapestry to the program in 2011. The tapestry was designated a Top 10 Endangered Artifact. Then something incredible happened. Our Top 10 news reached South Korea. You read that right. South Korea. Officials there recognized this as an artifact that had at one time been cut out of a temple setting. They immediately contacted the folks at The Hermitage, and a new 'history' of this precious, old object unfolded from there. Read the Hermitage Foundation Museum and Garden's blog to learn more about this incredible story!

Tags:  Hermitage Museum and Gardens  Top 10 Endangered Artifacts nominee 2011  Virginia Association of Museums 

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