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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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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September Members Meeting in Richmond

When: Monday, September 23 at 6 pm Where: Virginia Department of Historic Resources The first members meeting of the year will be Monday, September 23 at 6 pm. The meeting will be at the Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Conservator Chelsea Blake will be discussing her work on the materials from the Betsy. We will

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