Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Emergency Preparedness, Response and Recovery Workshop

Heads up to all NTAAC members and friends! The TAM workshop Emergency Preparedness, Response and Recovery In A Day is filling up. Register now to attend this informative workshop.

As the title says, this workshop will address issues related to before, during and after an emergency. So whether you are nervous about future disasters, neck deep in a disaster, or mopping up after a disaster you can rest assured this AMIGOS workshop will have answers for you.

Thursday, May 16th, 2013 from 8:30am-4:00pm
The fee of $45.00 includes materials and a tasty box lunch
Fort Worth Museum of Science and History
1600 Gendy Street
Fort Worth TX 76107

Registration and payment is made at the TAM website: Click Here.

This is an AMIGOS workshop and is being made available through the combined efforts of the Texas Association of Museums (TAM), the North Texas Association for Art Conservation (NTAAC), and the Northeast Texas Museum Association (NETMA), so you know it's going to be really good!

For the complete workshop details please go to the TAM Workshop Page.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

TAM Workshop
Emergency Preparedness, Response & Recovery in a Day

Libraries, archives, and museums must be prepared to protect people, collections, and facilities in the event of emergencies ranging from minor crises to community-wide disasters. This workshop will help participants prepare for and limit various types of damage through risk assessment, disaster planning, and recovery procedures. The workshop focuses on identifying hazards and developing the disaster plan, as well as basic response and recovery. Discussion will include salvage for textiles, paintings, objects, paper, and books. Intended primarily for museum and archives professionals, this workshop is also applicable to individuals caring for personal collections. The workshop includes a useful hands-on demonstration of salvage techniques for library and archival materials. As part of the learning experience, participants will take a special behind-the-scenes tour of environmental facilities at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History.

Rebecca Elder, Adjunct Preservation Field Services Officer, AMIGOS Library Services Imaging and Preservation Service for almost a decade, is a popular presenter for TAM programs. She received her MSIS and a Certificate of Advanced Studies for Conservation of Library and Archival Materials from the University of Texas at Austin, and has a significant amount of experience in preservation and conservation through her previous work at Harvard, the Center for American History in Austin, and the Smithsonian Institution. Currently she teaches both face-to-face and live online workshops in book repair, preservation, and emergency preparedness, and frequently conducts site surveys in a variety of cultural heritage institutions in her role with Amigos.

Date: Thursday, May 16, 2013 Time: 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Location: Fort Worth Museum of Science and History (Oak Room)
1600 Gendy Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76107

Fee: $45 per person includes box lunch and materials.
Please register early as space is limited to 30 persons. Advance registration is required.
Registration: Online only at the TAM website: Register Now!

Emergency Preparedness, Response & Recovery in a Day was organized for TAM in partnership with the Northeast Texas Museum Association (NETMA) and the North Texas Association for Art Conservation (NTAAC). 

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

NTAAC Hosts Presentation at the TAM Meeting

For the second year in a row, NTAAC is hosting a presentation at the annual Texas Association of Museums conference. This year Brad Ford Smith and Melanie Sanford will be Co-Chairing the presentation titled Non-renewable Resourses: Collection Care of Natural History, Archeological, and Ethnographic objects.

Our  three panelists have spent the cold winter months researching the best practice for materials associated with natural history, archeology, and ethnographic objects, with a focus on the caring, storing, and handling of these materials.

Our panelists:
Dr. Deborah Cowman from the Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History will be addressing the care of taxidermy animals.
Jenni Opalinski from the Museum of the Southwest will tap into her knowledge of ethnographic objects to address basketry, pottery and textiles.
Amanda Vance from the Galveston Railroad Museum and independent object conservator will be talking about the things archaeologists dig up.

Bring your note pads and a sharp pencil, you'll be taking lots of notes.