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About Virginia's Top 10 Endangered Artifacts
 
 
VIRGINIA'S TOP 10 ENDANGERED ARTIFACTS GUIDELINES
Please read the complete guidelines as the program has changed
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Eligibility

  • Nominee must be located in the Commonwealth of Virginia or District of Columbia.
  • Nominee must be an institutional member in good standing of the Virginia Association of Museums.
  • Participation in the Top 10 program is a benefit of membership – learn more about membership.
  • Nominated artifacts must be of historic or cultural significance to the nominating organization and complement its mission.
  • Objects on loan are not eligible.
  • Artifacts selected as a 2018 Virginia's Top 10 Endangered Artifact cannot be nominated again
  • Institutions represented on the Selection Committee are not eligible to apply.
     

Instructions

  • Nominations will be accepted between November 1, 2017 and November 17, 2017, no later than midnight.
  • All nominations must be submitted through an online form or downloadable PDF application at www.vatop10artifacts.org
  • Nomination forms, photographs, support materials, and other media will be used for press and promotional purposes, and will be archived at the Virginia Association of Museums (VAM).
  • Nominees receiving any award must have artifact assessed (if not previously assessed), complete an awards agreement, and provide a completed progress report on the conservation/preservation project to VAM by December 31, 2018.

Selection & Awards Process

 

  • Nomination forms will be reviewed by an independent Selection Committee comprised of representatives from partner organizations: Library of Virginia, Preservation Virginia, Virginia Conservation Association, Virginia Department of Historic Resources, and a private conservator.
  • Through a thorough review process by the independent Selection Committee, ten (10) artifacts will be chosen to participate in the “Virginia’s Top 10 Endangered Artifacts” program and will be eligible to receive a monetary award for conservation/preservation that will be granted through either an online voting competition and/or formal expert review process by the Selection Committee.
  • The selected “Top 10” artifacts (and their nominating organizations) will participate in an online public voting competition to take place January 15-24, 2018. The two artifacts receiving the most public votes during the online voting competition will receive the People’s Choice Awards of $5,000 and $4,000 respectfully for conservation and/or preservation needs. 
  • Following the public voting competition, the Selection Committee will meet to choose recipients of conservation /preservation awards in the amounts of $3,000 and $2,000 provided at the committee’s discretion. Each of the remaining six competitors will receive a conservation/preservation award of $500 plus $250 for professional development training. 
  • Failure to follow these guidelines will result in disqualification from future Top 10 program participation.

 


Interested in learning more about upcoming conservation grant opportunities?


VAM and the Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation (FAIC) presented a live webinar on October 18, 2017 to review changes to the Top 10 program and advice on applying for the Collections Assessment for Preservation (CAP) program. We hope you will consider participating in these 2018 collections care programs.

 

VIRGINIA’S TOP 10 ENDANGERED ARTIFACTS PROGRAM GUIDELINES


Eligibility

Nominee must be located in the Commonwealth of Virginia or District of Columbia.

 

Nominee must be an institutional member in good standing of the Virginia Association of Museums (VAM). (Participation in the Top 10 program is a benefit of membership – learn more at www.vamuseums.org)

 

Nominated artifacts must be of historic or cultural significance to the nominating organization and complement its mission.

 

Objects on loan are not eligible.

Nominees receiving any award must have artifact assessed (if not previously assessed) and provide a progress report of the conservation/preservation project to VAM by December 31, 2018.

Artifacts selected as a Top 10 Endangered Artifact cannot be nominated again.

Institutions represented on the Selection Committee are not eligible to apply.

 

Instructions

 

Nominations will be accepted between November 1, 2017 and November 17, 2017, no later than midnight.

All nominations must be submitted through an online form or downloadable PDF application at www.vatop10artifacts.org

 

Nomination forms, photographs, support materials, and other media will be used for press and promotional purposes, and will be afterward archived at the Virginia Association of Museums (VAM).

Review & Award Process

Nomination forms will be reviewed by an independent selection committee comprised of representatives from partner organizations from the Library of Virginia, Preservation Virginia, Virginia Conservation Association, Virginia Department of Historic Resources, and a private conservator.

 

Through a thorough review process by the independent selection committee, ten (10) artifacts will be chosen to participate in the “Virginia’s Top 10 Endangered Artifacts” program and will be eligible to receive a conservation/ preservation award that will be granted through either an online voting competition and/or formal expert review process.

 

The selected “Top 10” artifacts (and their nominating organizations) will participate in an online public voting competition to take place January 17-26, 2018. The two artifacts receiving the most public votes during the online voting competition will receive the People’s Choice Awards of $5,000 and $4,000 respectfully for conservation and/or preservation needs.

 

Following the public voting competition, the selection committee will meet to choose recipients of conservation /preservation awards in the amounts of $3,000 and $2,000 provided at the committee’s discretion. Each of the remaining six competitors will receive a conservation/preservation award of $500 plus $250 for professional development training.

 

Failure to follow these guidelines will result in disqualification from future program participation.

 

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