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When Disaster Strikes….Save the Art

by Anne Bothwell 17 Oct 2011 4:12 PM

Is your art safe from famine, flood and pestilence?


How should museums, companies, collectors and anyone else with valuable art plan for floods and fires, explosions and raining frogs? Glad you asked. The North Texas Association for Art Conservation will address just that — okay, maybe not the frogs —  in a program called Disaster Planning: Current Implications for Museums at the Nasher Sculpture Center next Monday.

Details after the jump

North Texas Association for Art Conservation (NTAAC) presents Disaster Planning: Current Trends and Implications for Museums

What: North Texas Association for Art Conservation (NTAAC) presents a special afternoon lecture at the Nasher Sculpture Center entitled Disaster Planning: Current Trends and Implications for Museums.

When: Monday, October 24, 2011 at 12 pm. (Museum only open for lecture)

Where: Nasher Hall, Nasher Sculpture Center, 2001 Flora Street Dallas, TX 75201

Description: This afternoon lecture will address issues on how museums can plan for disaster situations and minimize impact. These issues are relevant to any museum, corporation, company or individual collector of art or artifacts. The event is complimentary and open to the public. Seating is limited. Please RSVP to the lecture by emailing [email protected].

The lecture will take place in the intimate Nasher Hall at the Nasher Sculpture Center on Monday October 24, 2011 at 12 pm. The event is complimentary and open to the public. However, seating is limited in Nasher Hall. Please RSVP to the lecture by calling the Nasher Sculpture Center at

About Dr. David McEntire:

Dr. McEntire is an associate professor, teaching emergency management in the Department of Public Administration at the University of North Texas. His academic interests include emergency management theory, international disasters, community preparedness, response coordination, homeland security, and vulnerability reduction. He is the author of five books and numerous articles that have appeared in emergency management journals.

About the Nasher Sculpture Center;
Open since October 2003, the Nasher Sculpture Center is dedicated to the display and study of modern and contemporary sculpture.  The Center is located on a 2.4-acre site in the heart of the Dallas Arts District.  Renzo Piano, a world-renowned architect and winner of the prestigious Pritzker Prize in 1998, is the architect of the Center’s 55,000-square-foot building.  Piano worked in collaboration with landscape architect Peter Walker on the design of the two-acre sculpture garden.

The Nasher Sculpture Center was the longtime dream of the late Raymond and Patsy Nasher, who together formed one of the finest collections of modern and contemporary sculpture in the world. The Raymond and Patsy Nasher Collection includes masterpieces by Calder, De Kooning, Di Suvero, Giacometti, Hepworth, Kelly, Matisse, Miró, Moore, Picasso, Rodin, and Serra, among others, and continues to grow and evolve.

The Nasher Sculpture Center presents rotating exhibitions of works from the Nasher Collection as well as special exhibitions drawn from other museums and private collections.  In addition to 10,000 sqaure feet of indoor gallery space, the Center contains an auditorium, education and research facilities, a cafe, and a store.
The Nasher Sculpture Center is open Tuesday through Sunday from 11 am to 5 pm and until 11 pm for special events.  General Admission to the Center is $10 for adults, $7 for seniors, $5 for students, and free for members and children 12 and under.  For more information, visit


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