Nominations Open for Virginia's Top 10 Endangered Artifacts!

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Museums and other collecting institutions are invited to apply for the 2019 edition of the Virginia's Top 10 Endangered Artifacts program. Nominations are being accepted through December 12.

This year, VAM will award $8,000 in conservation funding to the ten selected artifacts/organizations.

Visit our Nominate an Artifact page to read the instructions and guidelines to learn who's eligible, and about the timeline, nomination process, public voting competition in January, as well as how the awards are broken down. 

Our state features a wealth of historic and cultural treasures, and VAM's Top 10 program offers your organization a creative way to tell those stories while taking part in a fun competition among colleagues to secure funding for the object's conservation. Many of the past participating museums have leveraged their involvement to secure additional donations, press coverage, supporters, and more. 

So start thinking about what fascinating items are in your collection that feature interesting stories and need conservation/preservation help and can engage the public to vote for your item in the public voting competition.

You can learn about past honored items here plus our "Where Are They Now? blog features interesting stories about some success stories (Are you a past Top 10 participant that has conserved your item? Let us know so we can include you too!!