LITERATURE + LECTURES
2013 Fabergé Symposium
January 31 - February 1, 2013
The Houston Museum of Natural Science presents the 2013 Fabergé Symposium Thursday, January 31 and Friday, February 1.
To celebrate the opening of the McFerrin Fabergé Collection, the Houston Museum of Natural Science is proud to host the 2013 Fabergé Symposium featuring leading Fabergé experts from across the globe: - Tim Adams, USA - Tatiana Fabergé, France - Alice Ilich, Australia - Galina Korneva, Russia - Christel McCanless, USA - Ulla Tillander-Godenhielm, Finland - Annemiek Wintraecken, Holland.
The Fabergé Symposium features presentations by the internationally-recognized experts, specialized tours of the Cullen Hall of Gems and Minerals and Smith Gem Vault, and preview of the McFerrin Fabergé Collection before it opens to the public.
A demonstration of gemstone-cutting and metalsmithing techniques used by Fabergé craftsmen and stone faceting, stone carving, enameling, guilloche, chasing, repoussé÷ill be presented by artists of the Houston Museum of Natural Science Volunteer Guild. Breakfast and lunch and are included in the Symposium ticket.
On Friday, February 1 at 10 a.m., all Fabergé Symposium attendees are invited to the unveiling of the new book From a Snowflake to an Iceberg: The Artie and Dorothy McFerrin Collection. The McFerrins will give a short presentation about their collecting adventure. Following the presentation , Artie and Dorothy McFerrin will lead a tour through the exhibition.
For those traveling to Houston, special hotel rates are available at Hotel ZaZa and Courtyard by Marriott. After you purchase your symposium ticket online, you will receive the hotel coupon codes by email. (These will be sent out once a week.)
Tickets must be purchased by January 25 and are based on availability. Tickets are not refundable after January 15.