"Our online fans are really quite wonderful," said Don Buma, Executive Director of Norfolk Botanical Garden. "They are very dedicated and have enabled us to win several online voting awards. The Moses Ezekiel sculptures here at the Garden should certainly benefit from this innovative VAM project."
The program was designed and implemented by the Virginia Association of Museums to create awareness of the importance of preserving artifacts in the care of museums, libraries, and archives throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia.
The Garden’s 11 seven-foot tall statues, carved from Cararra marble, were designed by Sir Moses Ezekiel in Rome between 1879 and 1884 for William Wilson Corcoran, founder of the Corcoran Gallery of Art in
Read more about the winning objects and view photographs of all nominations at www.vatop10artifacts.org.
For more information, visit wwwnorfolkbotanicalgarden.org or call 757-441-5830.
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Virginia's Top 10 Endangered Artifacts is a project of the Virginia Collections Initiative and the Virginia Association of Museums and is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services. The IMLS is the primary source of federal support for the nation's 123,000 libraries and 17,500 museums. The Institute's mission is to create strong libraries and museums that connect people to information and ideas.