Sunday, February 24, 2013

A Day At The Library

NTAAC had a unique chance to go behind the doors at the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library and discovered a world of local history stuffed into shelves, boxes and microfiche.

It was a tight squeeze for this well attended tour.

Here, Brian discribes some of the items in the photographic collection.

One of my favorites from the rare book collection was this copy of Ulysses, illustrated by Henri Matisse. It includes two preliminary charcoal drawings by the artist. Here is a link to their online digital collection.

Re-Vaulting Texas

NTAAC and the Dallas Museum of Art are happy to be hosting Re-Vaulting Texas, an informal presentation by metals art conservator Michael Van Enter. Drawing from his experiences conserving historic bank vaults, Michael will address issues such as metal identification, surface coatings, and patinas. 

If you have any questions concerning metal conservation, Michael with his twenty + years of experience conserving metal objects, sculptures and architecture is the man to ask. 

Monday, March 4th at 12:00noon 
Dallas Museum of Art
1717 N. Harwood st
Dallas TX. 75201 

After the lecture please join us for lunch at the food trucks at Klyde Warren Park.

For further information please contact the North Texas Association for Art Conservation at

To reserve parking in the DMA garage please RSVP to Gabriela Truly 

See you there,

Thursday, February 14, 2013

History, Archives and BBQ

NTAAC Is meeting up for a tour of the Texas/Dallas History and Archive Division, at the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library.

We'll take a look at the current exhibits as well as some treasured books and photographs, get a peek in to their storage, and discuss digitization issues in making thousands of historic photographs and other materials accessible. If you've never been to the 7th floor of the Central Library, you are in for a treat! 

After the tour, we'll head over to the Farmer's Market for some BBQ at the famed Pecan Lodge! 

When: Thursday, February 21st at 12pm (noon). Meet in the lobby on the 7th floor.
Where: Dallas Central Public Library, at the corner of Young and Ervay streets in downtown Dallas. 1515 Young Street Dallas TX 75201. Find directions here:

Find more information on the Texas/Dallas History Division here

Please let us know if you are able to attend.

See you there,