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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Main Street Public Library in Newport News

VCA January Membership Meeting

Happy New Year all! January’s membership meeting will be held Wednesday, January 15th at the Main Street Public Library in Newport News. The meeting will start at 6 pm. There is no lecture this month. Instead, our January business meeting will be followed by a discussion about the future of the VCA. So have a think

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Paper Conservation

Preserving, Storing and Displaying Important Papers: Documents, Prints, Watercolors and Maps

Conservators Mary Studt and Wendy Cowan, proprietors of  Richmond Conservators of Works on Paper will discuss the art, science and practice of conservation as it relates to the preservation of paper artifacts. Learn about the composition of paper and the materials associated with it. Gain insight into the best techniques for housing, protecting and displaying documents,

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Historic Jamestown

25 Years of Conservation at Jamestown: the Good the Bad and the Rusty

Please join us on Wednesday November 6th at 6pm at Historic Jamestowne/Jamestown Rediscovery for our members meeting. We will be touring the conservation labs. Dan Gamble, the senior conservator will be discussing the history of conservation at Jamestown, and the aspects of conservation at an active archaeological site. The address is 1368 Colonial Pkwy, Jamestown,

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Art Under the Microscope with Susan Buck

Art Under the Microscope with Susan Buck

Art Under the Microscope: Looking More Closely at Historic Fine and Decorative Arts Finishes The College of William and Mary Department of Art and Art History Lecture October 2019 Susan L. Buck, Ph.D., Conservator and Paint Analyst We are all accustomed appreciating the appearance of art objects, but what about looking below the surfaces of

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