Workshop Postponed

In light of the worldwide response to the COVID-19 virus and the possibility of TAMU restricting gatherings on their campus, the TX-CERA Board has made the decision to

postpone till Fall 2020 our April 17th workshop
Recovery and Salvage of Fire Damaged Cultural Collections.”  

We regret this change in planning, but we think it’s necessary to support efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19 and to ensure the health and safety of our participants, volunteers, and their communities.

Date will be announced in the next months.

Thank you for your understanding

Workshop Postponed: Recovery & Salvage of Fire Damaged Cultural Collections

The workshop Recovery and Salvage of Fire Damaged Cultural Collections is to be held at Texas A&M on Friday, April 17, 2020, following the Annual Meeting of the (TAM) Texas Association of Museums.
Registration is limited to approximately 30-35 people.

The cost is $45 ($35 for AIC members). Lunch is included with the registration.
If you’d like to receive the registration form, please email tx.cera@gmail.com

WORKSHOP – Sponsored by TX_CERA / Texas Collection Emergency Response Alliance
TITLE: Recovery and Salvage of Fire Damaged Cultural Collections
DATE: Friday, April 17, 2020 – Postponed to Fall 2020 (date to be announced)
LOCATION: Texas A&M, Evans Library Annex, 400 Spence St, College Station, TX 77843

PROGRAM:
8:30 – 9:00 – Arrival
9:00 – 9:30 – Welcome and Introduction Welcome – Ian Muise – Preservation Librarian, Texas A&M University Intro to TX-CERA – Steve Pine, Senior Conservator of Decorative Arts, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
9:30 – 10:05 – Speaker — Assessing a Fire Scene from a “First Responder’s Point of View”, TBD Fire Investigator at College Station Fire Department
10:05 – 10:45 – Speaker – Assessing a Fire Scene from a “Restoration Company’s Point of View”, Kirk Lively, Director, Technical Services at BELFOR Ltd
10: 45 – 11:00 – BREAK
11:00 – 11:30 – Speaker – Assessing a Fire Scene from an “Art Conservator’s Point of View”, Olivia Primanis, Book Conservator, Austin
11:30 – 12:00 – Speaker – “PPE and How to Protect Yourself While Caring Your Collection”, Anne McGowan-Schooler, Instructional Professor, Department of Health and Kinesiology and Construction Science, College of Education and Human Development and College of Architecture, Texas A&M University
12:00 – 12:45 – Lunch – Boxed Lunch Provided
12:45 – 2:00 – Speaker – “What Do I Do Now? Tips on Triaging Your Collection”, Session lead by Melanie Sanford, Textile Conservator, Conserving Threads, Dallas
Objects -Steve Pine, Senior Conservator of Decorative Arts, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Books, Archives & Art On Paper – Olivia Primanis, Book Conservator, Austin
Media Audio & Video Tapes, Computer Tapes Floppy Disks CDS & DVDS and Data Protection- Ian Muise, Preservation Librarian, Texas A&M University
Textiles & Costumes – Melanie Sanford, Textile Conservator, Conserving Threads, Dallas
Paintings – Cristiana Ginatta, Painting Conservator, Helen A Houp Fine Art Conservation, Dallas
Photographs – Heather Brown and Amber Kehoe, Photograph Conservators, Harry Ransom Center, UT, Austin
2:00 – 2:15 Walk to Outside Cover Concourse 2:15 – 3:00 – Hands on Demonstrations – Outside
3:30- 4:00 – BREAK
4:00 – 4:30 – Speaker- “Fires Happens. Be Prepared: Basic Steps to Prepare Your Institution In The Event Of An Emergency”, Cristiana Ginatta, Painting Conservator, Helen A Houp Fine Art Conservation, Dallas
4:30 – 5:00 – Tour of the TAMU Preservation Annex Labs

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Workshop Postponed: Recovery and Salvage of Fire Damaged Cultural Collections

Registration is now open for the all-day workshop
Recovery and Salvage of Fire Damaged Cultural Collections

This is a TX-CERA (Texas Collection Emergency Response Alliance) lead event with speakers from various industries and a hands-on demonstration in the afternoon.

The workshop will be held on
Friday, April 17, 2020, 9 AM to 5 PM  – Postponed to Fall 2020 (date to be announced)
at the Evans Library Annex, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas.

With the generous support from the Foundation for Advancement in Conservation (FAIC) and its Development Grant, tickets are $45 ($35 for AIC members). Boxed lunch is provided.

If you would like further information about the workshop or a registration form, please email tx.cera@gmail.com

 

TX-CERA @ Houston Archives Bazaar

Come and see us at Houston Archives Bazaar!
When: this Sunday, November 17, from 10 am to 2 pm
Where: White Oak Music Hall, 2915 N Main St, Houston

Houston Archives Bazaar is a free event that brings together families and historical collections, institutions and local communities to share stories, learn about important legacies and how to preserve them for future generations.

For more information:

https://www.houstonarchivesbazaar.org/

 

Friday, July 19th Houston Arts Alliance (HAA) and Fresh Arts Workshop in Houston

On Friday, July 19th the Houston Arts Alliance (HAA) and Fresh Arts will host an introductory workshop and a symposium on emergency preparedness for the arts.
TX-CERA instructors will conduct the workshop with a hands-on approach and will address participants’ questions.
The symposium will focus on developing and maintaining an emergency plan.

Workshop and symposium are part of a 2-day conference that covers a vast array of topics of interest for artists: from marketing and self-promotion, to legal resources and copyrights.  Registration is $150 and closes on Sunday, July 14.
Workshop and symposium are free and open to the public.

Resources Expo: Friday, July 19th, noon-2pm
Free and open to the public.
The expo will have several resources available to artists and creative entrepreneurs at tables. The Houston Arts Alliance (HAA) is sponsoring the expo and facilitating the following resources:
  • TX-CERA (Texas Cultural Emergency Response Alliance) teach artists how to recover their assets after a flood
  • Performing Arts Readiness will provide sample documents to help entrepreneurs develop a plan to endure their safety in case of emergencies large and small
  • HAA will provide Hurricane Preparedness Guides specific to artists and arts organizations, as well as the CERF+ Studio Safety Guide

Symposium: Friday, July 19th, 2pm-5pm
Free and open to the public; designed for those who have an emergency plan and want to expand on their preparedness knowledge.

Emergency Preparedness Consultant Ellen Korpar will speak about readiness of performing arts organizations for emergencies in Houston. Building upon this report, former fire chief and emergency management expert Gary Friedel will facilitate a tabletop recovery exercise which will group TX-CERA experts and additional attendees in cross-network groups to develop a response framework and strategy in a  real-world scenario.

For additional information about the conference:
https://www.fresharts.org/content/fresh-arts-summit

Conference Schedule-at-a-glance:
https://www.fresharts.org/content/summit-schedule-and-presenters

Location:
Silver Street Studios, 2000 Edwards Street, Houston, TX 77007
https://www.silverstreethouston.com/

 

For additional information about Fresh Arts:
https://www.fresharts.org/content/what-fresh-arts

For additional information on Houston Arts Alliance (HAA):
https://www.houstonartsalliance.com/