First VCA Meeting, Thursday, September 17th at 6:00 pm by Zoom.

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 …

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Register for Helping Hands, Saturday, September 26

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 …

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Art Under the Microscope – Tuesday March 19 – Williamsburg Public Library

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 …

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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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