Friday, February 16, 2018

Presentation On Gels In Conservation at the DMA Feb 23rd

Jodie Utter, the Senior Paper Conservator at the Amon Carter has invited NTAAC to join her, Kimberly Kwan and Laura Hartman for an afternoon at the DMA.

The event titled, Gels in Conservation, an Afternoon of Talks, is hosted by the Dallas Museum of Art. The event will take place in the Founders Room, February 23, 2018 from 2:00  - 4:30pm.   
Jodie Utter will give an overview of the gels conference held in London last October.  Kimberly Kwan will present her work with gels, and Laura Hartman will present a treatment using gels on paintings. 

Gels In Conservation, an Afternoon of Talks
Friday, February 23rd, 2 to 4:30pm
Founder's Room at the Dallas Museum Of Art

This event is free but please do RSVP.

RSVP: Laura Hartman or Jodie Utter

This is going to be very informative and a great reason to pull yourself away from your work desk. 

See you there,

PS: We'll be posting the notes from Jodie's presentation on the NTAAC blog/website. So keep an eye open for those.

Friday, December 29, 2017

The First NTAAC Lunch of 2018

Let's start 2018 with lunch, talking about broken stuff!!! As you know NTAAC events are open to all art conservators and to all people who work with art and/or artifacts. 

We'll be meeting up at the north Dallas Kuai Asian Kitchen just north of the Galleria at noon. Kuai is serving up tasty dumplings and steaming pho.

Wednesday, January 3rd. 12:00noon

Kuai Asian Kitchen
13710 Dallas Parkway Suite G


Monday, September 18, 2017

Tour of Martin and Martin Fine Art Services Sept 21st

Texas Art Conservation

NTAAC is having a tour and lunch this Thursday Sept 21st.
Please join us Thursday, September 21st at 11am for a tour of Martin & Martin Fine Art Services. We'll be taking a look at their new 18,000 sq.ft warehouse with climate controlled storage and fabrication facilities. 

We'll follow up the tour with lunch at a nearby taqueria.
Thursday September 21st, 11am
Martin & Martin FAS
2819 Anode Lane,
Dallas TX 75220

Hope you can join us,


Thursday, April 13, 2017

Art Conservation Happy Hour

Join NTAAC for our first Happy Hour of 2017. Wed. April 19th 6:00- 7:30...
We'll be talk about broken stuff while enjoying a cold beer or glass of wine.
This event is open to all art conservators and people, businesses, museums, organizations and societies who focus on the conservation, preservation, display or handling of art or historic artifacts. So pull yourself away from that work desk and lets talk about broken stuff!
We'll be meeting at a great little dive in the Exposition Park area called 8 Bells Alehouse.
Wednesday, April 19th 6:00- 7:30...
8 Bells Alehouse
831 Exposition ave
Dallas TX 75226 
Join us, Brad

Friday, July 1, 2016

2-Day Disaster Response and Recovery Workshop hosted by TX-CERA


The MFAH will host an inaugural disaster preparedness forum, led by Texas Cultural Emergency Response Alliance, on Monday, August 1 and Tuesday August 2, 2016.

Library, archive, and museum professionals in Houston and the surrounding counties are invited to share expertise and resources in this unique partnership. The conference will focus on disaster recovery situations specific to the region, including hurricanes, tornadoes, and flash floods, and will show participants how to respond to such large-scale natural events to both protect and preserve the objects in their care and to connect to a larger network of national emergency management professionals. Day 1 will feature speakers from the Harris County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Belfor USA and others. Day 2 will focus on techniques and training for wet recovery salvage of heritage objects.

$80.00 - Lunch is included in cost of ticket.
Parking - Free parking in museum parking lot

For further information please contact
Steve Pine, Museum of Fine Arts,
Olivia Primanis, University of Texas, Austin,
Melanie Sanford, Textile Preservation Services of Texas -
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston - Audrey Jones Beck Building 5601 Main Street, Houston, TX 77005 - View Map



Wednesday, May 11, 2016

An Intro to Emergency Response and Recovery of Material Cultural Objects

Registration is now open for:

An Introduction to Emergency Response and Recovery of Material Cultural Objects
A Texas Cultural Emergency Response Alliance (TX-CERA) Sponsored Workshop

The purpose of this one-day workshop is to introduce participants to emergency response and recovery for material cultural objects in private and museum collections. Participants will learn protocols for responding to disaster scenes and working with local emergency responders. Health and safety issues associated with disasters and collection techniques associated with various types of material collections will also be covered. The day will end with a museum mock-disaster table-top exercise and a question/answer session with the instructors.

Building a Response Team
Entry into a Disaster Scene
Health and Safety Issues Associated with Disasters
Collections-Specific Salvage Techniques
Resources, connections and networking
Table top exercise

Instructors: Steve Pine, Jessica Philips and Melanie Sanford
Arrival at 8:30 am / Coffee to be served
Box Lunch included in registration fee
On-campus parking not included /

For further information please contact:
Steve Pine -
Jessican Phillips -
Melanie Sanford -

Willis Library, Room 250H - University of North Texas 1506 Highland Street, Denton, Texas 76203-5017
To register :

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Broken Stuff and Fried Fish Lunch

It's time we got together to eat some catfish and talked about broken stuff!

NTAAC is also looking for new Board Members! So if you would like to help build the NTAAC community drop by and raise your hand.

Thursday, April 28th 12:noon
Big Shucks
6232 E Mockingbird ln
Dallas TX 

See you there,