November Meeting: Mariners’ Museum and Park Open House

November 2018 Program Open House at the Mariners’ Museum and Park When: Wednesday, November 14th at 5:30 pm Where: The Mariners’ Museum and Park, 100 Museum Drive, Newport News VA, 23606   Please join the VCA and the Mariners’ Museum and Park for an open house of their newly expanded Conservation Department and lab spaces. …

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September 2018 Program

When:  Wednesday, September 26th
at 5:30 P.M

Where:   DeWitt Wallace Decorative  

Arts Museum, 326 W. Francis St.,
Williamsburg
Please Join the VCA and the Art
Museums of Colonial Williamsburg
for our first program of the season
which will focus on the new
exhibition ‘Upholstery CSI: Reading
the Evidence.

Image courtesy of Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

This exhibition explores the pioneering work of Colonial Williamsburg
Upholstery Conservator Leroy Graves and is inspired by his landmark 2015 book, “Early Seating Upholstery: Reading the Evidence”, which describes in detail the investigative methods he developed and refined over an award-winning career.

The ‘Graves Approach’ has become ‘the’ method used by museums throughout the world as a non-intrusive way to restore a piece to its earliest appearance without marking or disturbing the frames or surviving upholstery.
‘Upholstery CSI’ will expose the fascinating research and conservation work that goes on behind the scenes in order to retrieve an appearance that would have been familiar to artisans and their customers two to three centuries ago,” said Ronald Hurst, Colonial Williamsburg’s Carlisle H. Humelsine chief curator andvice president for collections, conservation and museums.

We are delighted that Leroy Graves will give an introduction to the exhibition and has graciously agreed to answer questions from the VCA members.
The program will be followed by a business meeting and a reception with
refreshments provided by VCA.

Board Meeting for August

There will be a meeting of the VCA Board on Wednesday,  August 22nd at the Crosby Room at James City County Library in Norge  from 6:00pm-8pm. The location of the September member’s meeting is TBA.    

VCA Fieldtrip

Save the Date!  Thursday July 19th, 2018 The Virginia Conservation Association’s Field Trip to Prestwould Plantation!   Please join us for this highly anticipated Summer field trip to Prestwould Plantation.     Located on the Roanoke River near Clarksville, Virginia, Prestwould was built in 1794 for Sir peyton Skipwith and his wife Lady Jean. It stayed …

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Welcome to the WordPress version of the Virginia Conservation Association Website

This is the new format for the VCA website.  It was chosen so that there could be ease of interaction and input from the membership.  From this site, you should be able to fill out and submit your membership form directly to the membership committee.  On that same page, you should be able to pay …

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VCA Meetings

VCA Meeting: Wednesday, May 9,  5:30 p.m. at Hollywood Cemetery, Entrance: 412 South Cherry Street, Richmond, VA 23220. Meet at President James Monroe’s Tomb Conservation of the James Monroe Tomb Enclosure Please join the VCA for for our last VCA membership meeting of this season! The program will take place at Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond …

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Conservation of the James Monroe Tomb Enclosure

VCA Meeting: Wednesday, May 9,  5:30 p.m. at Hollywood Cemetery, Entrance: 412 South Cherry Street, Richmond, VA 23220. Meet at President James Monroe’s Tomb Conservation of the James Monroe Tomb Enclosure Please join the VCA for for our last VCA membership meeting of this season! The program will take place at Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond …

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