This photo provided by William King Museum , an untitled painting by self-taught folk artist Minnie Ma Scyphers is shown in Richmond, Va. The series of canvases taped to flimsy wood pa

 

              This photo provided by William King Museum , an untitled painting by self-taught folk artist Minnie Ma Scyphers is shown in Richmond, Va.  The series of canvases taped to flimsy wood pa
This photo provided by William King Museum , an untitled painting by self-taught folk artist Minnie Ma Scyphers is shown in Richmond, Va. The series of canvases taped to flimsy wood paneling is flaking and curators at the Abingdon museum are hoping to conserve it through a program has helped some of those previously involved apply for grants and help with fundraising efforts. The untitled painting is among the nominees for Virginia's Top 10 Endangered Artifacts, a program designed to create awareness of the importance of preserving artifacts throughout the state and at museums and archives in the District of Columbia. The program sponsored by the Virginia Association of Museums is raising attention for some of the region's most unique relics. (AP Photo/William King Museum )