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Virginia Conservation Association

The Virginia Conservation Association (VCA) promotes the care and preservation of cultural materials. The VCA offers education and training for those involved in conservation and provides a forum for discussion of pertinent issues and new developments in the field.

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VCA Meeting: Wednesday, May 9,  5:30 p.m. at Hollywood Cemetery, Entrance: 412 South Cherry Street, Richmond, VA 23220. Meet at President James Monroe’s Tomb

Conservation of the James Monroe Tomb Enclosure

VCA May Meeting

Please join the VCA for for our last VCA membership meeting of this season! The program will take place at Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond and will feature a lecture by Andrew Baxter about the conservation and reinterpretation of the gothic revival James Monroe Tomb enclosure.

Map of Hollywood Cemetery with location of Monroe's Tomb
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2017-2018 Virginia Conservation Association Schedule

Date Location Topic Presenter(s)
September 7 Varina Library Town Hall: Civil War Monuments VCA and VAM
September 21 DeWitt Wallace Gallery, CWF Printed Fashions: Textiles for Clothing and Home Gretchen Guidess
November 15 American Revolution Museum, Yorktown Conserving the Caldwell Collection Jane Hohensee, Melba Myers--
January 31 Cabell Library, Richmond Delamination Project at CWF Pam Young, Sophie Barbisan
February 15 Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 10AM Issues Concerning Confederate Monuments Jane Klinger, Claudia Walpole, Kate Ridgway
March 28 Surry County Historical Society Restoration of the Cpt. John Smith Deckhouse Maeve Bristow, Ben Bristow
May 9 Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond Restoration of the James Monroe Tomb Enclosure Andrew Baxter

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May 2018 VCA Newsletter
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