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Tuesday, May 29
 

1:00pm

Museum of Fine Arts Houston Collections Storage Tour
Limited Capacity filling up

Join us for a special tour of the MFAH collection storage.

Tuesday May 29, 2018 1:00pm - 5:00pm
MFAH 1001 Bissonnet St, Houston, TX 77005

1:00pm

University of Houston Public Art Walking Tour
Limited Capacity seats available

Join Michael Guidry, Curator of University Public Art Collection, and conservator Robert Alden Marshall for a tour of the University of Houston's public art collection. Learn about the special challenges faces public art in Houston's climate.  UH was the first Texas state institution to establish a percent for art program and currently has one of the largest and most impressive university art collections in the country, which includes more than 400 works of art. The collection contains works by local, regional, national, and international artists, across all forms of media and style. With many projects in the works, the University of Houston’s Public Art Collection will remain one of the strongest in the country for years to come. Cost $49

Tuesday May 29, 2018 1:00pm - 6:00pm
University of Houston

2:30pm

Bayou Bend Tour
Limited Capacity seats available

Bayou Bend is the MFAH house museum for American decorative arts and paintings. Displayed in the former home of Houston civic leader and philanthropist Ima Hogg (1882–1975), the collection is one of the finest showcases of American furnishings, silver, ceramics, and paintings in the world. The house is situated on 14 acres of organically maintained gardens in Houston’s historic River Oaks neighborhood. On this special conservation focused tour, you will not only delight in an amazing decorative arts collection but see from an insiders point of view the special conservation challenges associated with the property. Cost $39

Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens
6003 Memorial Drive
Houston, TX 77007 

Tuesday May 29, 2018 2:30pm - 5:30pm
Tour Departure Point - Outside of Texas T Café Marriott Marquis Houston

3:30pm

Downtown Deco and Downtown East Walking Tour
Limited Capacity seats available

Take some time to see Houston before the main sessions start with a Preservation Houston walking tour. Discover Downtown Houston’s historic Art Deco core. In the 1920s and 1930s, Houston was quickly transforming from a regional center into a city of national importance. As the city grew, many builders and architects embraced the modernistic style — bold, modern and elegant — as the ideal embodiment of Houston's new spirit. This tour includes the modernistic downtown buildings that are still standing (some beautifully restored, others forgotten gems) as well as lost architecture, which we explore using descriptions and historic photos. Circumstances permitting, the tour ends with a visit to the former Gulf Building (now the JPMorgan Chase & Co. Building), a 1929 masterpiece with some of the city's most magnificent Deco interiors. Learn how much the city of Houston is changing. This tour traces the history of the area through architecture old and new, ranging from historic structures such as Union Station and the 1915 Texas Company Building to new developments like Discovery Green, which has been a catalyst for nearly $2 billion in new construction. Cost $29

Tuesday May 29, 2018 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Tour Departure Point - Outside of Texas T Café Marriott Marquis Houston

5:15pm

Printing Museum Tour
Join this open-house style tour of the Printing Museum.  Artists' and Guild Members in the Book Bindery and Papermaking studios will be demonstrate the different style printing presses, discuss their craft and, answer questions. 

The museum will be open only to those on this tour.


Tuesday May 29, 2018 5:15pm - 7:00pm
The Printing Museum 1324 W. Clay Street Houston, Texas 77019

5:45pm

Houston History Boat Cruise
Limited Capacity full

Take a look back to the late 1800s when Houston was founded with Louis Aulbach, local historian and author of Buffalo Bayou: An Echo of Houston’s Wilderness Beginnings. Louis will share stories of the Allen brothers and provide historical information about the people, places and events along the bayou that helped shape Houston. Cost $55

Tuesday May 29, 2018 5:45pm - 8:00pm
Tour Departure Point - Outside of Texas T Café Marriott Marquis Houston
 
Wednesday, May 30
 

8:30am

Space Center Houston - VIP Tour
Limited Capacity filling up

Join us for a behind the scenes VIP tour. This tour will take you to the limited access parts of the Space Center such as the viechle mock-up area where you can see emerging NASA technology in action. We will have access to the museum exhibits and will have opportunities to discuss the issues that develop when caring for such diverse objects. The Space Center wants to customize a tour for us. Few groups get the access we will have. Those who register before December 31 will have an opportunity to participate in the refinement of the tour. Note family members are welcome on this tour, but the minimum age set by NASA is 14. Cost $179 includes lunch

Wednesday May 30, 2018 8:30am - 5:00pm
Space Center Houston 1601 E NASA Pkwy, Houston, TX 77058

10:00am

Bayou Bend and Rienzi
Limited Capacity filling up

Bayou Bend is the MFAH house museum for American decorative arts and paintings. Displayed in the former home of Houston civic leader and philanthropist Ima Hogg (1882–1975), the collection is one of the finest showcases of American furnishings, silver, ceramics, and paintings in the world. The house is situated on 14 acres of organically maintained gardens in Houston’s historic River Oaks neighborhood. Formerly the home of philanthropists Carroll Sterling Masterson and Harris Masterson III, Rienzi was designed by prominent Houston architect John Staub in 1952. Opened to the public in 1999, Rienzi houses a substantial collection of European decorative arts, paintings, furnishings, porcelain, and miniatures. On this special conservation-focused tour, you will not only delight in an amazing decorative arts collection but see from an insiders point of view the special conservation challenges associated with the property. Cost $69

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Wednesday May 30, 2018 10:00am - 4:30pm
Tour Departure Point - Outside of Texas T Café Marriott Marquis Houston

10:30am

Texas A&M Libraries New Conservation Lab Tour
Limited Capacity full

Join your colleagues on this special access tour of the libraries’ new preservation spaces and hybrid conservation lab, in addition to tours of collection highlights from the Cushing Memorial Library & Archives. Texas A&M University campus is located in College Station, about 90 minutes from Houston and transportation is provided. After your pleasant drive through Texas country, you will arrive just in time for lunch, included in this event, and your tour experience will begin in Cushing.
 
  • Presentation about the design and build of the Preservation spaces and conservation lab as part the overall Libraries’ renovation, a 7.4-million-dollar three year project.
  • Tours of preservation spaces and conservation lab
  • A behind-the-scenes view of the annual Book History Workshop*, including a period-accurate working English common press
  • A guided tour of the exhibit: The Angel in the Marble: Selections from the Berger-Cloonan Collection of Decorated Paper
  • Highlights from one of the largest Science Fiction and Fantasy research collections in the world, which includes the archives of George R.R. Martin, creator of Game of Thrones.
 
  Support for this tour has been generously provided by Texas A&M University Libraries.  

Wednesday May 30, 2018 10:30am - 6:30pm
Texas A&M University Libraries

11:45am

Houston Natural Science Museum - Offsite Collection Storage and Museum Tour
Limited Capacity full

Experience a rarely offered tour of the offsite collection storage of the Natural History Museum Houston. Followed by a conservation focused collection tour lead by AIC members Ron Harvey and Renee Stein who have worked on the museum's collections. A box lunch to enjoy on the way to the collections storage will be provided. Cost $39

Wednesday May 30, 2018 11:45am - 5:30pm
Houston Natural Science Museum 5555 Hermann Park Dr, Houston,TX 77030

12:30pm

The Ultimate Menil Campus Tour
Limited Capacity filling up

Go behind the scenes at the world-famous Menil collection. Tour the main museum conservation spaces. Special collection tours of the Twombly Gallery, the Flavin installation, and the Byzantine Fresco Chapel. We will also have the rare opportunity to visit the Menil House in River Oaks. Cost $39

Wednesday May 30, 2018 12:30pm - 5:30pm
Menil Collection 1533 Sul Ross St, Houston, TX 77006

7:15pm

Bat Colony by Boat Tour
Limited Capacity full

Join us on a leisurely boat tour of the Houston Bayou to view the bat colony of Waugh Bridge. Learn more about these 250,000 magnificent Mexican free-tailed bats that share the city with us.

Wednesday May 30, 2018 7:15pm - 9:00pm
Tour Departure Point - Outside of Texas T Café Marriott Marquis Houston
 
Thursday, May 31
 

5:45pm

Pre-Objects and Architecture Reception Tour of the Heritage Society
Join us for a one hour tour at the Heritage Society before the OSG/ASG Reception on May 31. You will have the opportunity to view The Yates House and the 4th Ward Cottage. These properties will not be open during the reception. You will also be the first to arrive at the reception!   

The 1870 Yates House was originally located at 1318 Andrews Street in Freedmen's Town. The simplified Greek Revival home was built by the Reverend John Henry Yates, an emancipated slave who later served as the minister for Antioch Baptist Church and founder of Bethel Baptist Church. He also helped to organize the Houston Academy in 1894. Construction of this house a mere five years after Emancipation illustrates the indomitable spirit of a formerly enslaved population that was transitioning into a free society in Houston. 

This 19th-century cottage was previously located at 809 Robin Street in Houston’s Fourth Ward.  It was home to a German immigrant family in the middle of the 19th century before serving as a rental house for more than a century (1883 to 2001). By the turn of the 20th century it was part of the thriving African American neighborhood known as “Freedmen’s Town” which served as a major hub for black education, business, and culture after Emancipation.

Thursday May 31, 2018 5:45pm - 7:00pm
Heritage Society 1100 Bagby St, Houston, TX 77002
 
Saturday, June 2
 

6:15pm

Houston History and Bayou Bat Tour
Gain a better understanding of Houston's History as you exporle the city by boat and enjoy an amazing view of the bats’ dusk emergence from Waugh Bridge. Learn more about these 250,000 magnificent Mexican free-tailed bats that share the city with us.

Saturday June 2, 2018 6:15pm - 9:00pm
Tour Departure Point - Outside of Texas T Café Marriott Marquis Houston