Booker T. Washington National Monument Photographs w/ cellulose nitrate negatives Roanoke, VA


Fairfax Station Railroad Museum Railroad Semaphore Area: Fairfax, VA


Gari Melchers Home & Studio at Belmont Wrought Iron Staircase Railing Fredericksburg, VA


Hermitage Museum & Gardens Korean 18th century Sakyamuni Triad Silk Tapestry Norfolk, VA


Historic Dumfries Virginia, Inc Wood Trunk Covered in Deerskin, c. 1800s Manassas, VA


Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection, UVA Yolngu Bark Painting by Narritjin Maymuru, depicting Djarrakpi Story (Indonesian Trader Ship) Charlottesville, VA


Library of Virginia Executive Papers of Governor Thomas Jefferson, 1779-1781 Richmond, VA


The Mariners’ Museum USS Monitor’s Revolving Gun Turret Newport News, VA


Preservation Virginia John Marshall's Supreme Court Judicial Robes Richmond, VA


Virginia National Guard Historical Society 1846 Mexican War National Flag Blackstone, VA


PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD: Norfolk Botanical Garden Collection of 11 sculptures created by artist, Moses Ezekiel Norfolk, VA


PEOPLE’S CHOICE HONORABLE MENTIONS: Virginia Museum of Transportation Norfolk & Western SD45 Diesel Locomotive #1776 Roanoke, VA


PEOPLE’S CHOICE HONORABLE MENTIONS: Nauticus USS Battleship Wisconsin/BB-64 Norfolk, VA

Virginia's Top 10 Endangered Artifacts is a program of the Virginia Association of Museums. Over the past seven years, VAM has successfully promoted awareness of collections care and the efforts of museums, libraries, archives, and historic sites across the Commonwealth of Virginia and District of Columbia to care for their cultural and historical treasures, which is an expensive and time-consuming effort. In fact, over a 150 organizations have benefited from participating and the spotlight that the program has provided has generated extensive publicity, new supporters and volunteers, and access to funding to conserve and preserve their artifacts.


Virginia's Top 10 Endangered Artifacts is a project of the Virginia Association of Museums and was originally funded through an Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Connecting to Collections Statewide Implementation Grant. Due to its success, the program has been replicated in other states and recognized as one of the most successful outcomes of the Connecting to Collections grant program.