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8. Networking Event [clear filter]
Wednesday, May 30
 

6:00pm

Early Exhibit Hall Access and Light Reception
Spend some more relaxed time with our Exhibitors. For the first time, our exhibit hall will open the night before the start of the main conference. From 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm enjoy light bites and cash bars - but more importantly, the chance to view the latest in products and services for the conservation field!

Wednesday May 30, 2018 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Texas Ballrooms E-H (Exhibit Hall) Marriott Marquis Houston

7:30pm

AIC Dinner at Pappadeaux Seafood
Limited Capacity seats available

Enjoy a relaxing dinner after your visit to the exhibit hall - join us at this Houston favorite for a good meal and good company. This will be a great opportunity to connect with old friends and meet new people before the start of the conference. Cost is $63 which includes a 3-course dinner and 1 drink (including tax and gratuity). Additional drinks available for purchase.   
This restaurant is a 3-minute walk from the conference hotel, just past Grotto and the convention center. 

1001 Avenida De Las Americas, Houston TX

Wednesday May 30, 2018 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Pappadeaux Seafood

7:30pm

Emerging Conservation Professionals Network (ECPN) Happy Hour
Kick off the conference by connecting with peers and networking with established professionals at ECPN's annual Happy Hour, sponsored by the Getty Conservation Institute. Enjoy amazing food and even better company. Grotto Downtown is located accross the street from the Marriott Marquis Houston.

Sponsors
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Getty Conservation Institute

The Getty Conservation Institute (GCI) works internationally to advanceconservation practice in the visual arts—broadly interpreted to include objects,collections, architecture, and sites. The Institute serves the conservationcommunity through scientific research, education and... Read More →


Wednesday May 30, 2018 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Grotto Downtown

8:00pm

UK and Overseas Graduate Programs in Conservation Reunion
Join us in the bar area of Biggio's, an upscale sports bar connected to the Marriott Marquis conference hotel, from 8-11pm on Wednesday, May 30th.  (note the time change from the original email)

Please there will be a West Dean College Reunion occurring at the same time and location. The two reunions will be adjacent to each other. 


Wednesday May 30, 2018 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Biggio’s Sports Bar (Marriott Marquis)

9:00pm

West Dean College Reunion
Please note there will also be a UK Graduate Schools Reunion happening at the same time and location. The two reunions will be happening adjacent to each other.  


Wednesday May 30, 2018 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Biggio’s Sports Bar (Marriott Marquis)
 
Thursday, May 31
 

10:00am

Break in the Exhibit Hall
Thursday May 31, 2018 10:00am - 10:45am
Texas Ballrooms E-H (Exhibit Hall) Marriott Marquis Houston

3:30pm

Break in the Exhibit Hall
Thursday May 31, 2018 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Texas Ballrooms E-H (Exhibit Hall) Marriott Marquis Houston

6:30pm

Book and Paper Group Reception
The Morian Hall of Paleontology is your back drop as you enjoy excellent food and drink and the opportunity to mingle with your fellow book and paper conservators. Embark on a Prehistoric Safari in one of the nation's top paleontology exhibits.  

Sponsors
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Hollinger Metal Edge Inc.

Hollinger Metal Edge Inc.
Hollinger Metal Edge, Inc. has been the leading supplier of archival storage products for Conservators, Museums, Government and Institutional Archives, Historical Societies, Libraries, Universities, Galleries and Private Collectors for over 65 years. Famous for The Hollinger Box... Read More →
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Polygon

Polygon
Polygon uses state-of-the-art vacuum freeze-drying chambers that use negativepressure to create the most effective drying solution for certain materials andprojects like paper, books, blueprints, x-rays, and film restoration. We also offeradditional services such as copying and secured... Read More →
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Sirma Americas

Sirma Americas
MuseumSpace is a comprehensive Museum Management Software Suite. Use the platform’s semantic functionalities to organize records, gather cultural objects, plan and manage upcoming exhibitions, work with crucial documents, simplify image management, create reports, and more. MuseumSpace... Read More →
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University Products, Inc.

University Products, Inc.
University Products is the leading international supplier of conservation tools and equipment, as well as archival storage products. The company distributes products directly to dozens of countries around the world as well as through our many partners throughout Europe, Asia, South... Read More →


Thursday May 31, 2018 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Houston Natural Science Museum 5555 Hermann Park Dr, Houston,TX 77030

6:30pm

Electronic Media Group Networking Reception
Note: we are holding the ticketed Specialty Receptions on 5/31 and the All-Attendee reception (formerly know as the Opening Reception) on 6/1 due to the late hours of the MFAH.

Sponsor a student ticket! Click here.

Sponsors
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Live Oak Friends Meeting House

Our Quaker group began in the mid-1950s as a handful of seekers who met for evening worship at a private home.  Later, as we grew in number, “home” moved eight more times, until we decided to buy a modest, blue-painted frame house with its own small garage apartment in the Heights.Our... Read More →



Thursday May 31, 2018 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Live Oak Friends Meeting House 1318 W 26th St, Houston, TX 77008

6:30pm

RATS/TSG/WAG Reception
Join us at Project Row Houses in Houston's historic Third Ward for this joint and eclectic reception. Gather for food and drink in the historic Eldorado Ballroom. View local art exhibitions, tour the models of redesigned affordable housing that helps fosters community.

Sponsor a student ticket! Click here.

Sponsors
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Dorfman Museum Figures, Inc.

Dorfman Museum Figures, Inc.
Dorfman Museum Figures, Inc. has been serving the museum community for over 50 years. Originally specializing in creating life-size lifelike figures for museums, Dorfman has sculpted the likenesses of over 800 people and created over 5,000 realistic figures for museums, visitor centers... Read More →
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Project Row Houses

Project Row Houses occupies a significant footprint in Houston’s Historic Third Ward, one of the city’s oldest African-American neighborhoods. The site encompasses five city blocks and houses 39 structures that serve as home base to a variety of community enriching initiatives... Read More →
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T and D US, LLC

T and D US, LLC
T&D Corporation manufactures a complete line of wireless and stand-alone Data Loggers offering a variety of web based data collection, remote monitoring and notification features.  Wireless data collection options include an innovative hand-held portable unit with graphical display... Read More →


Thursday May 31, 2018 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Project Row Houses 2521 Holman St, Houston, TX 77004

7:00pm

Paintings Group Reception
The stunning Menil collection will be the location for the paintings reception. The Twombly Gallery will be open for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy food and drink, while you reconnect and network with your peers.

Note: we are holding the ticketed Specialty Receptions on 5/31 and the All-Attendee reception (formerly know as the Opening Reception) on 6/1 due to the late hours of the MFAH.

Sponsor a student ticket! Click here.

Sponsors
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Atlas Preservation Inc.

Atlas Preservation Inc.
Atlas Preservation was conceived based on the need for a one stop source for all monument restoration supplies. Our mission quickly expanded to include many other fields relating to conservation & historic preservation. such as products for metal conservation, historic window repair... Read More →
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Kremer Pigments Inc.

Kremer Pigments Inc.
KREMER PIGMENTS has been discovering and redeveloping historical pigments and mediums since 1977. Our professional assortment consists of over 100 different mineral pigments made from precious and semiprecious stones, which we offer in various grinds and qualities, over 70 natural... Read More →



Thursday May 31, 2018 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Menil Collection 1533 Sul Ross St, Houston, TX 77006

7:00pm

Objects and Architecture Reception
Celebrate the historical architecture and objects that build Houston - gather on Connally Plaza in the heart of modern Houston surrounded by some of Houston's oldest buildings. We will have access to the museum and the interiors of some of the historic buildings. Enjoy food and drink from Pappasitos Catering - a Houston tradition. We are attempting to arrange a pre-reception viewing time as well. Note we are holding the ticketed Specialty Receptions on 5/31 and the All-Attendee reception( formerly know as the Opening Reception) on 6/1 due to the late hours of the MFAH.

Sponsors
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Bruker Corporation

Bruker Corporation
Bruker is one of the world’s leading analytical instrumentation companies. We cover a broad spectrum of advanced solutions in all fields of research and development. Bruker’s innovative methods and non-destructive analytical techniques help to protect and preserve artifacts and... Read More →
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GC Laser Systems

GC Laser Systems
G.C. Laser Systems Inc. designs and builds unique laser systems specifically for art and architecture conservation.  Our compact and portable systems, such as the GC-1, offer unmatched precision and control over the level of cleaning.  We also offer custom built laser cleaning solutions... Read More →
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Heritage Society

The Heritage Society (THS) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to tell the stories of the diverse history of Houston and Texas through collections, exhibits, educational programs, film, video, and other content. Founded in 1954 by a number of public-spirited Houstonians... Read More →
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Sirma Americas

Sirma Americas
MuseumSpace is a comprehensive Museum Management Software Suite. Use the platform’s semantic functionalities to organize records, gather cultural objects, plan and manage upcoming exhibitions, work with crucial documents, simplify image management, create reports, and more. MuseumSpace... Read More →


Thursday May 31, 2018 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Heritage Society 1100 Bagby St, Houston, TX 77002

9:00pm

UPenn Night Cap
Thursday May 31, 2018 9:00pm - 10:00pm
MKT Bar 1001 Austin St, Houston, TX 77010

9:00pm

 
Friday, June 1
 

10:00am

Break in the Exhibit Hall
Friday June 1, 2018 10:00am - 10:30am
Texas Ballrooms E-H (Exhibit Hall) Marriott Marquis Houston

1:00pm

Collection Care Network Idea Fair
Interested in preventive conservation and collection care, but not sure how to get more involved around these issues at AIC? Do you have questions about the Collection Care Network? Join the Collection Care Network for an Idea Fair on June 1 at 1pm. Meet all the officers and get a chance to discuss issues in preventive conservation and collection care one-on-one in this informal meet-and-greet event. Discuss current CCN projects and interest areas, including materials testing, collaboration with allied professionals, hazards in collections, professional standing, and much more. Bring ideas and learn how to get more involved. Coffee and Cookies provide courtesy of Tru Vue sponsorship.

Moderators
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Rebecca Kaczkowski

Preventive Conservator, Smithsonian Museum Conservation Institute
Rebecca A. Kaczkowski is the Preventive Conservator at the Smithsonian’s Museum Conservation Institute, where she undertakes a variety of projects related to exhibit design, museum environments, the care and storage of collections, and collection care training initiatives. She is... Read More →

Sponsors
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Tru Vue

Museum and Conservation Liaison, Tru Vue, Inc.
With over 45 years of proven protection and preservation, Tru Vue fine art acrylic and glass solutions, including Optium® Acrylic Glazing and UltraVue® Laminated Glass, are trusted by conservation and fine art professionals to protect and display the most celebrated artworks in... Read More →


Friday June 1, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Texas Foyer

3:30pm

Break in the Exhibit Hall
Friday June 1, 2018 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Texas Ballrooms E-H (Exhibit Hall) Marriott Marquis Houston

3:30pm

5:45pm

All-Attendee Reception at the MFAH - Pre Gallery Viewing
Enjoy free admission to the MFAH one of the world's top museums and view the collection before our reception starts at 7:30 pm Buses depart from the Marriott Marquis starting at 5:45 pm. In kind support generously provided by MFAH Houston. Note this event is included with your registration. We are holding the ticketed Specialty Receptions on 5/31 and the All-Attendee reception( formerly know as the Opening Reception) on 6/1 due to the late hours of the MFAH.

Friday June 1, 2018 5:45pm - 7:30pm
MFAH 1001 Bissonnet St, Houston, TX 77005

7:30pm

All-Attendee Reception at the MFAH
Meet up with old friends and make new ones with the conference highlight - the All-attendee reception. Enjoy food and drink and unapparelled access to the MFAH stunning collections. After 7 pm we will be able to enjoy free access to the special exhibition - Peacock in the Desert: The Royal Arts of Jodhpur, India- In kind support generously provided by MFAH Houston

Sponsors
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Huntington T. Block Insurance Agency

The American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC) and Huntington T. Block Insurance Agency, Inc. (HTB) have partnered to provide AIC’s members with customized insurance programs. HTB’s specialized fine art policy for conservators protects artwork while... Read More →
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Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Established in 1900, the MFAH is the largest cultural institution in the southwest region. The Museum’s main campus is located in the heart of Houston’s Museum District, and comprises the Audrey Jones Beck Building, the Caroline Wiess Law Building, the Glassell School of Art... Read More →


Friday June 1, 2018 7:30pm - 10:00pm
MFAH 1001 Bissonnet St, Houston, TX 77005