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.
Hello VCA, Just a reminder that our first meeting of the season is this Thursday, September 17th at 6pm. We will be hosting the meeting on Zoom, which will allow us to have a business meeting as well as a presentation. The presentation is by Gretchen Guidess, entitled “Collaborative Reconstruction: Exhibiting a Loose Cover for an Easy
Don’t forget to register for Helping Hands! The deadline to register for Helping Hands is quickly approaching! Our Helping Hands program this month allows social distancing, so get ready to get out there and help out a local community! On Saturday, September 26 the VCA will be lending a helping hand to! As an opportunity to help a local
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