Help Save PA’s Endangered Artifacts By Telling People What They Are

Like a few states before it, Pennsylvania is looking to find out what the Top Ten Endangered Artifacts in the state are, in order to protect them.

The Conservation Center for Art and Historical Artifacts, as part of the Save Pennsylvania’s Past initiative, is currently seeking nominations for the state’s most endangered artifacts in need of conservation (our vote is for the Daily News and Inquirer). The CCAHA are looking for, “inspiring historic items – drawings, paintings, manuscripts, rare books, maps, photographs, objects, textiles and more – that illuminate important stories of the state’s history.” Non-profits and state, local, and city government organizations can nominate artifacts, and the criteria for the nominees are that the artifact must:

>>> Be historically significant.
>>> Be demonstrably in need of conservation.
>>> Be an artifact or a related group of artifacts and cannot be a building

Nominations will be accepted over here until April 15th.