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.
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
Many of you may remember in September when the VCA posted a notice for a talk that Dr. Susan Buck was giving at William & Mary about microscopy and art conservation. Dr. Buck has kindly agreed to give her talk again to the VCA. Optical microscopy techniques reveal minuscule clues about object’s creation,history, deterioration, and
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
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,