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About Virginia's Top 10 Endangered Artifacts


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


 The 2017 Virginia's Top 10 Endangered Artifacts are Announced!

Read the media release & Learn about the artifacts


VAM is excited to announce that thanks to the generous support of the Blandford-Rees Foundation, the 2017-2018 Virginia's Top 10 Endangered Artifacts program will offer conservation and preservation awards of $500 to $5,000 in celebration of VAM's 50th Anniversary. Through a thorough review process by an independent Selection Committee, ten artifacts will be chosen to participate and will be eligible to receive awards for conservation or preservation projects, which will be granted either through the outcomes of January’s online public voting competition or by the Selection Committee.

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 150 organizations have benefited from participating in the program and many have gained extensive publicity and secured funding to conserve and preserve their artifacts. We're grateful for the opportunity to take our program to the next level during our milestone year and further our mission of helping our museum community succeed.

Important Dates:

Online Public Voting Competition - January 15-24, 2018

Virginia Museums Advocacy Day & Top 10 Awards Ceremony - February 21, 2018

Top 10 Honorees recognized at VAM's 2018 Annual Conference - March 12, 2018

Read more about the program

2018 Nomination Guidelines

Learn more about previous years' nominees and honorees

Read our Top 10 "Where Are They Now?" Blog 

Questions? Contact 804.358.3170 or





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