Voting Now Open for Virginia's Top 10 Endangered Artifacts!
2022 marks the 11th anniversary of the Virginia Association of Museums' successful Virginia's Top 10 Endangered Artifacts program which as benefited over 200 institutions to date, shedding light on the importance of Virginia museums and the expense and expertise necessary to care for the unique historic and cultural items in their care. Following a competitive review of nominations by representatives from partner organizations such as the Library of Virginia, Preservation Virginia, Virginia Conservation Association, and Virginia Department of Historic Resources, the 2022 most endangered artifacts have been selected and voting is now open.
The public is invited to vote for their favorite endangered artifact in an online voting competition happening Feb 20 - March 3, 2023. The artifact receiving the most votes will be awarded $1,000 in conservation funding. After a period of public voting, VAM will award $4,000 in conservation funding to ten items at the 2023 Annual Conference in Harrisonburg, VA March 11 - 14, 2023.
Click here, to learn more and to vote!