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Subject: Call for nominations--Pennsylvania's top 10 endangered artifacts

Call for nominations--Pennsylvania's top 10 endangered artifacts

From: Virgilia Rawnsley <ccaha<-at->
Date: Tuesday, February 5, 2013
The Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts (CCAHA) has
opened a statewide call to libraries, museums, historic sites, and
archives to participate in a new program called Pennsylvania's Top
10 Endangered Artifacts.  This initiative to save the state's most
significant artifacts seeks nominations of inspiring historic items
that illuminate important stories of the state's history and are in
need of conservation.

The top 10 objects, selected by an independent review panel of
collections care professionals, will be featured on a
micro-fundraising site and promoted through marketing and social
media campaigns in a new model for heritage fundraising and
awareness building.  On this website, the public can vote for and
donate to their favorite objects from the group of 10, encouraging
some friendly competition among institutions and history
enthusiasts.  Institutions may now nominate an artifact at


As the country's largest nonprofit conservation facility serving
cultural, research, and educational institutions and offering expert
treatment of works of art and artifacts from around the world, CCAHA
understands the crucial need for collections care.  CCAHA created
Pennsylvania's Top 10 Endangered Artifacts, which is supported by
The Pew Center for Arts and Heritage and by the Beneficial
Foundation, to draw attention to the increasingly urgent need to
preserve and protect Pennsylvania's cultural collections for future

Nominations for the Top 10 Endangered Artifacts are now being
accepted at


through April 15, 2013.  The top 10 will be announced in the spring,
followed by public voting and donations and the announcement of a
People's Choice Winner.  Funds raised through the online platform
during the competition will be used to conserve the Top 10
Endangered Artifacts.

Katherine Magaziner
Marketing and Communications Coordinator
Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts
264 S. 23rd Street
Philadelphia PA 19103
Fax: 215-735-9313

                  Conservation DistList Instance 26:37
                Distributed: Saturday, February 9, 2013
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Received on Tuesday, 5 February, 2013

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