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Vote for Pennsylvania’s Most Endangered Artifact

Thursday, September 19, 2013

PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA—The Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts will soon launch its “Pennsylvania’s Top 10 Endangered Artifacts” campaign. For six weeks, the public will be able to go to and contribute to the conservation of ten important historic objects from every region of the state. If the institutions that care for the artifacts meet their fundraising goals, conservators will be able to get to work, and the artifact that wins the most votes will be given The People’s Choice Award. “We’ve created this program to give institutions a new platform through which to share their stories and to give people a chance to show their support by voting as many times as they’d like, sharing their favorite artifacts with friends through social media, and supporting the conservation of these artifacts with online donations,” said Ingrid Bogel, executive director of the Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts.