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,

Thursday, April 14, 2016

NTAAC Golden Fried Fish Lunch

It's time we all got together and talked about broken stuff!

It's also time to bring on some new NTAAC Board Members! So if you would like to help build the NTAAC community drop by and raise your hand.

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

See you there,

Thursday, September 24, 2015

October 5th NTAAC Event - Discussion and Lunch

Art Conservation

Do you know which conservation glass or plexiglas to choose for your next framing project? Join NTAAC and Jerry Cornelius of Canyon Creek Art, where he will discuss these conservation materials, how to decide which you should be using and what are the new products on the market. Jerry and staff have goodies and free items that they are going to be giving away. Who doesn't like free conservation items?

After our visit at Canyon Creek Art we will go across the street to Chiloso Mexican Bistro for lunch.

Monday October 5th, 12:30 pm
Canyon Creek Art
2051 North Central Expressway
Richardson, Texas 75080
Jerry Cornelius

Lunch to follow (across the street)
Chiloso Mexican Bistro: Fresh, Bold Tacos and Burritos
700 E. Campbell Road Suite 190
Richardson, TX 75081

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

NTAAC Happy Hour - Drinks Over Broken Stuff


It's time for another NTAAC Happy Hour! Join us Monday, Sept. 21st at the Small Brewpub in Oakcliff.
We have all been working very hard this summer, focused on completing projects, writing reports, making quotes... So lets get together and enjoy some hand crafted beer, finely prepared pub grub and catch up on what is and isn't broken. (Small also serves wine, cocktails and Non-alcoholic drinks)

As always, NTAAC events are never limited to just art conservators, anyone who works with or around art, antiques or historic objects is welcome to join in the conversation. 

Monday, Sept 21st 5:30 - 7:30
333 W. Jefferson Blvd
one block west of the Texas Movie Theatre