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Saturday, May 21
 

9:00am

AAM Registrars Committee (RC-AAM) Reinforcement Crew Event
The RC-AAM is holding the 4th annual Reinforcement Crew Event in Houston. Collections professionals from across the country will volunteer their time and expertise to assist small to medium sized museums with collections based projects. Bus shuttle transportation is not provided.


Saturday May 21, 2011 9:00am - 6:00pm
Off site
 
Sunday, May 22
 

1:15pm

Do-It-Yourself Digital Cinema
View the innovative 3-D film created jointly by Houston's Health Museum and the Museum of Science, Boston and learn how digital media can help you with promotion and programming at your institution.

Sunday May 22, 2011 1:15pm - 3:15pm
Host Museums

2:00pm

Integrating Arts & Culture into Neighborhoods
The directors of New York's Queens Museum of Art and Houston nonprofit Project Row Houses team up to lead this tour of the PRH campus and a discussion of how museums and cultural centers affect the physical environments of the communities in which they are located.

Sunday May 22, 2011 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Host Museums

3:30pm

On Air: Simple, Low-Cost Methods for Producing Compelling Videos
Creating compelling yet low-cost digital videos for use online or in-museum will be the subject of this workshop at the Children's Museum of Houston.

Sunday May 22, 2011 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Host Museums
 
Monday, May 23
 

9:00am

Double Exposure: Growth through Collaboration
At this session, you'll learn from the Houston Center for Photography and Aurora Picture Show about their joint educational programming and explore models for mobile classrooms.

Monday May 23, 2011 9:00am - 11:00am
Host Museums

9:00am

Engaging Audiences and Artists through Residency Programs
Neighboring organizations - the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft and the Lawndale Art Center - offer a close look at their artist-in-residence programs and how these programs engage visitors and artists alike in new and compelling ways.

Monday May 23, 2011 9:00am - 11:00am
Host Museums

9:00am

The U of Land & Oil - Center for Land Use Interpretation's Alternative Exhibit Space
Join Matthew Coolidge, founder of the Center for Land Use Interpretation (CLUI) for a guided tour of their Gulf Coast Field office and exhibition space, the result of a creative development residency at the University of Houston Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts and an exhibition at Blaffer Art Museum.

Monday May 23, 2011 9:00am - 11:00am
Host Museums

9:00am

Brief History of the American Cowboy and the Development of the American Cattle Industry
Explore the role of the cowboy in the development of the cattle-ranching industry at the 1930s-era George Ranch Historic Park.

Monday May 23, 2011 9:00am - Tuesday May 24, 2011 11:00am
Host Museums

1:00pm

Building on the Legacy and Vision of the de Menils
Staff from three different institutions on the Menil Campus will guide guests through art exhibits and discuss the vision and local impact of John and Dominique de Menil's lifetime of collecting and philanthropy.

Monday May 23, 2011 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Host Museums

1:00pm

Stop Hate. Starting Here. Teaching the Lessons of the Holocaust
The Holocaust Museum Houston is the site of an interactive tour exploring how the museum's permanent exhibition can illuminate for visitors the dangers of prejudice and apathy.

Monday May 23, 2011 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Host Museums

1:00pm

What's Behind the Bugs and Butterflies
Participants at this session at HMNS' Cockrell Butterfly Center will learn about the challenges inherent in running exhibitions showcasing live butterflies and "Lois," the corpse flower whose stinky inflorescence upon blooming garners international media attention.

Monday May 23, 2011 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Host Museums

2:00pm

This Old House: Engaging the 21st Century
Rienzi, MFAH's house museum for 18th-century European decorative arts, is the site of a discussion about how house museums can broaden their missions, engage diverse audiences, and continue to preserve the integrity of their collections.

Monday May 23, 2011 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Host Museums

6:30pm

Naturally Wild Evening at the Houston Zoo
The Houston Zoo is the setting for a Naturally Wild evening in which guests can chat with zookeepers, enjoy complimentary snacks and drinks, and delight in animal serenades around the Reflection Pool. Buses depart the Convention Center (Hall C) from 6:00-6:15 P.M. and return to host hotels at 8:30-9:30 P.M.

Monday May 23, 2011 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Houston Zoo

7:00pm

Texas Sized Block Party at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
MFAH and CAMH are throwing a Texas-sized Block Party featuring a Tex-Mex buffet, an array of beverages (including a complimentary brandy bar) and a couple of top local DJs spinning dance tunes. Buses depart the Convention Center (Hall C) from 6:30-7:00 P.M. and return to host hotels from 9-10 P.M.

Monday May 23, 2011 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and Contemporary Arts Museum

7:30pm

Out of this World: An Evening at the Space Center Houston
Space Center Houston is the site of an "out of this world" party featuring hors d'oeuvres and complimentary wine and beer plus cash bar. Guests can enjoy virtual reality demos and other exhibits like "To Be an Astronaut." Buses depart the Convention Center (Hall C) from 6:15-6:45 P.M. and return to host hotels at 9:30 P.M.

Monday May 23, 2011 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Space Center Houston
 
Tuesday, May 24
 

9:00am

Behing the Walls: Learning Innovative Archival/Artifact Storage Systems--Julia Ideson Library/Houston Metropolitan Research Center (HMRC) Renovation and New Archival Wing
Tour the new archival wing of the Julia Ideson Library, which dates to 1926 and now houses the Houston Metropolitan Research Center, the largest repository of documents related to Houston's history.

Tuesday May 24, 2011 9:00am - 11:00am
Host Museums

9:00am

Buffalo Bayou Walking Tour
The Buffalo Bayou Partnership and Architecture Center Houston are teaming up to present this tour of the bayou, preservation efforts supporting it, and nearby architecture.

Tuesday May 24, 2011 9:00am - 11:00am
Host Museums

9:00am

Folk Art Conservation: The Beer Can House
Conservation fans won't want to miss this session led by staff of the Orange Show Center for Visionary Art exploring the "Beer Can House," a beloved Houston folk-art treasure located near the Center.

Tuesday May 24, 2011 9:00am - 11:00am
Host Museums

9:00am

The Zoo of Tomorrow
At the Houston Zoo, learn firsthand about changing roles for zoos in the 21st century, best practices for collections management, and ways to help visitors not only learn about wildlife but get involved in conservation.

Tuesday May 24, 2011 9:00am - 11:00am
Host Museums

1:00pm

History Matters: Object-Based Learning at Houston's Home for America's Treasures
At the Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens, take a closer look at educational programming that helps visitors get more out of their visits to this historic house and its collection of early American decorative arts and paintings.

Tuesday May 24, 2011 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Host Museums

2:00pm

Death Becomes You
Learn more about how the staff at the National Museum of Funeral History works to connect with visitors of all ages about an important yet feared topic.

Tuesday May 24, 2011 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Host Museums

2:00pm

Forensic Facial Reconstruction Brings History to Life
Led by forensic sculptors, this session will examine how medical technology and artistic expertise guided the facial reconstruction of Thomas Smith, one of the African American soldiers whose story can be found at Buffalo Soldiers National Museum.

Tuesday May 24, 2011 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Host Museums

2:00pm

Nuts & Bolts
Learn about the process of working with artists on site-specific installations at the Rice University Art Gallery, the only university museum in the country dedicated solely to installation art.

Tuesday May 24, 2011 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Host Museums

7:00pm

Walk Through Houston's Past: An Evening at the Heritage Society
Take a "Walk Through Houston's Past" at this event at the Heritage Society in Sam Houston Park, featuring heavy hors d'ouevres, cash bar plus complimentary wine and beer, and docent-led tours of grounds and historic buildings. Bus shuttle service will be provided.

Tuesday May 24, 2011 7:00pm - 9:00pm
The Heritage Society

7:00pm

Dream a Little Dream of Me - Exploring African and American Art and Music at Texas Southern University
A progressive dinner and live music including African drumming and all-American jazz are some of the high points of Dream a Little Dream of Me - Exploring African American Art & Music, which kicks off at Texas Southern University's Traditional African Art Gallery. Bus shuttle service will be provided.

Tuesday May 24, 2011 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Texas Southern University

7:00pm

Meander the Menil
Guests can enjoy the serene setting of the Menil campus for "Meander the Menil," an event featuring al fresco refreshments and later, dessert at the Houston Center for Photography. Bus shuttle service will be provided.

7:00pm

A 'Night at the Museum' at the Houston Museum of Natural Science
During an unforgettable Night at the Museum, the Houston Museum of Natural Science will feature DJ Dame Hype on the turntable, tasty hors d'oeuvres and drinks, and the chance to stroll amid the butterflies or stargaze at Burke Baker Planetarium. Bus shuttle service will be provided.

Tuesday May 24, 2011 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Houston Museum of Natural Science
 
Wednesday, May 25
 

9:00am

Behind the Walls: Learning Innovative Archival/Artifact Storage Systems: The African American Library at The Gregory School Renovation (AFLGS)
See exhibits and archival collections and learn how building materials were reused and other "green" strategies applied in the renovation of the 1926 Gregory School, once an African American public school.

Wednesday May 25, 2011 9:00am - 11:00am
Host Museums

9:00am

Visitor Experiences: Designing Limitless Opportunities within Limits
Staff at MFAH will discuss how they use online and real-world tactics to create optimal visitor experiences for guests before, during and after they visit the museum.

Wednesday May 25, 2011 9:00am - 11:00am
Host Museums

9:00am

Out in the Open: The City of Houston's Art Collection
The Houston Arts Alliance presents a look at public art spread across the city plus the challenges of managing exposure to the elements and integrating artwork with outdoor settings.

Wednesday May 25, 2011 9:00am - 11:30am
Host Museums

9:30am

Full-Mission: Space Center Houston

Guests will be treated to a tour of Space Center Houston and the adjacent NASA facility, Johnson Space Center, where astronauts are trained.


Wednesday May 25, 2011 9:30am - 12:00pm
George R. Brown Convention Center

1:00pm

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston's Unique 3-D Object & Electronic Records Storage Systems
Learn about how a partnership between MFAH and Rice University's engineering department resulted in a cutting-edge art conservation storage system.

Wednesday May 25, 2011 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Host Museums

1:00pm

Print Process Parade
Basic lithography and letterpress techniques will be discussed and put into practice by participants at this session at the Museum of Printing History.

Wednesday May 25, 2011 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Host Museums

7:00pm

Come Fly Away
You'll soar at Come Fly Away, held at the 1940 Air Terminal Museum and the Lone Star Flight Museum and featuring heavy hors d'oeuvres, desserts and complimentary wine and beer plus live big-band music. Bus shuttle service will be provided.

Wednesday May 25, 2011 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Lone Star Flight Museum

7:00pm

Howdy! Welcome to the George Ranch Historical Park
The George Ranch Historical Park is the scene of a celebration of the Old West, featuring costumed interpreters at the park's historic sites, a barbecue dinner plus complimentary beer and wine, and live music from the Buckaroo Trio. Bus shuttle service will be provided.

Wednesday May 25, 2011 7:00pm - 9:30pm
George Ranch Historical Park

7:00pm

Noche Latina - En Familia!
Children's Museum of Houston and The Health Museum join forces to host Noche Latina - En Familia!, featuring delectable Mexican fare, margaritas, live mariachis and salsa dancing. Bus shuttle service will be provided.

Wednesday May 25, 2011 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Children's Museum of Houston and The Health Museum