Virginia Conservation Association

The Virginia Conservation Association (VCA) promotes the care and preservation of cultural materials. The VCA offers education and training for those involved in conservation and provides a forum for discussion of pertinent issues and new developments in the field.

News and Events

VCA Meeting

Pumping you up! Reproducing a Worthington steam pump from USS Monitor

September 24, 2015

Conservator Will Hoffman will provide an overview of the methods and challenges in reproducing the steam pump and highlight how the replication process has aided in the conservation of the original artifacts as well as shown the potential of a project like this to be an avenue for conservation outreach.

5:30 p.m.

Membership payment due at September meeting. Complete the fillable pdf online (in Adobe Reader or Google Chrome).

Directions and Parking: Once at the business entrance, wait at the security desk until a TMM staff member (most likely conservation) comes to get you and leads you back to the Monitor Center Classrooms. Park in the lot next to the Peninsular Fine Arts Center and it's a short walk to the business entrance


2015-2016 VCA Meetings

DateLocationTopicPresenter(s)
Sept 24Mariners' MuseumWorthington steam pumpWill Hoffman
Nov 19Virginia Historical SocietyHoffbauer MuralsCleo Mullins, Beth Fulton, Stacy Rusch
Jan 21TBASailor Jerry Tattoo ArtSamantha Sheesley
Mar 17TBATBATBA
May 19TBATBATBA

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September 2015 VCA Newsletter
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