Monday, March 26, 2012

NTAAC hosting Conservation Roundtable

The Texas Association of Museum (TAM) conference starts on Tuesday. This year the 5 day conference is being held down by the River Walk in San Antonio.

NTAAC will be hosting a session on Wednesday called Conservation Roundtable. We'll have 5 art conservators sitting at 5 roundtables. Each conservator will be addressing questions that pertains to their field of expertise:

Paper- Tish Brewer - the Center for Art Conservation, Dallas TX
Paintings- Anne Zanikos - Anne Zanikos Art Conservation, San Antonio TX
Textiles- Melanie Sanford - Textile Preservation Services of Texas, Dallas TX
Photographs- Corinne Dune - DBA Photogragh and Paper Conservation Services, San Marcos TX
Furniture- Brad Ford Smith - Studio Six Art Conservation, Dallas TX

With this line up we should be able to answer most of your questions.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Building A Better Emergency Hub

It was great to see such a big turn out for the February NTAAC lunch meeting at the DMA. And a Big Thank You to the DMA and Gabby Truly for hosting this lunch meeting of NTAAC, START and NTART.

The topics of emergency preparedness and the dissemination of information lead to some really good roundtable conversations. These topics were connected to the question of wither the Heritage Preservation Alliance for Response program (START) and/or the North Texas Alliance for Response Taskforce (NTART) should be brought back on line as a hub for up to date information and links to disaster preparedness and recovery? 

Turns out, everyone at the lunch has emergency information they would love to share. We just need to organize it and then find a place to house it all. 

Great News! Gina Minks at Amigos Library Services has donated internet space for NTAAC to start a web site dedicated to Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Recovery in North Texas. (EPDRNT!?)

So All of you that have piles of information, contact numbers, links, photos.... start sending that stuff to Melanie at

Also, there was interest in bring certified workshops to the Dallas area. We can do that with your help.

Those of you interested in helping to get this project on line please contact Melanie.

Melanie Sanford
Co-Founder NTAAC