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.

Latest News

March 17, 2020 VCA Meeting Cancelled

In an effort to do our part during this current health crisis, the VCA membership meeting scheduled for next week has been cancelled. We will keep the membership updated if we are able to reschedule our speaker.  It is unclear how this situation will affect the VCA planning meeting in April. Keep an eye out

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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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