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Careers in Art and Historic Conservation



James Branch Cabell Library, Second Floor Multipurpose Room (Room 250)
901 Park Avenue, Richmond, VA 23284


The VCU Libraries Preservation and Inventory Management Department, in cooperation with the Virginia Conservation Association, presents a special seminar on "Careers in Art and Historic Conservation." Explore career opportunities and become a hero for our National Treasures!

Refreshments will be served. The event is free and open to all. Parking is available for a fee in the West Broad Street, West Main Street and West Cary Street parking decks. If special accommodations are needed, please call Gregory Kimbrell, events and programs coordinator, at (804) 828-0593 prior to April 15.


Mary Scott Andrews, objects conservator in private practice

Elizabeth Belcher, objects conservator at Altria

Sheila Payaqui, sculpture conservator at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Claudia Walpole, textile conservator in private practice

About Preservation Week

This event is held is association with the nationwide Preservation Week initiative. This year's Preservation Week falls on April 26 through May 2. Preservation Week was begun in 2010 to promote the role of libraries and other institutions in preserving public and personal collections and treasures.

Some 630 million items in collecting institutions in the United States require immediate attention and care. 80 percent of these institutions have no paid staff assigned responsibility for collections care, and 22 percent have no collections-care personnel at all. Some 2.6 billion items are not protected by an emergency plan. As natural disasters of recent years have taught us, these resources are in jeopardy should a disaster strike. Personal, family, and community collections are equally at risk. Preservation Week is sponsored by the ALA, the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services, the Library of Congress, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the Society of American Archivists, the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works and Heritage Preservation: The National Institute for Conservation.

To read more, see the official Preservation Week website.


VCU Libraries

James Branch Cabell Library Monroe Park Campus
901 Park Ave., Box 842033
Richmond, VA 23284-2033
Toll-free: (844) 352-7399
(804) 828-1111
All Libraries
Tompkins-McCaw Library MCV Campus
509 N. 12th St., Box 980582
Richmond, VA 23298-0582
Toll-free: (844) 352-7399
(804) 828-0636

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