Skip to Content
< back to Calendar

Saloon at Houghton Hall. Photo by James Merrell.

Lecture & Demonstration “Caring for Your Silver”

Saturday, Jul 19, 2014
1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Beck Building, Mezzanine
5601 Main Street Map & Directions

Presented by Steve Pine, senior decorative arts conservator.

This program complements the exhibition Houghton Hall: Portrait of an English Country House.

Houghton Hall, the home of Britain’s first prime minister, hosts an historic collection of decorative arts. Especially notable is a stunning array of silverware from the late 16th to early 20th centuries. The objects in the exhibition—incorporating ornamental engraving, intricate relief patterns, and semi-precious gemstones—highlight the craftsmanship of the most renowned British silversmiths patronized by the monarchy and aristocracy for generations.

Steve Pine begins this program with a presentation and demonstration about the proper care and conservation of your silver, followed by a brief visit to the exhibition Houghton Hall: Portrait of an English Country House.

Admission is $5. Secure your seat in advance! Use the "Get Tickets" button above and print at home; call 713.639.7771; or visit any MFAH admissions desk.

Education programs receive generous funding from the Kinder Foundation; the Institute of Museum and Library Services; ExxonMobil; the Favrot Fund; Occidental Petroleum Corporation; the National Museum of Korea;
Mr. William J. Hill;  the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation; Susanne M. and Melbern G. Glasscock; Houston Junior Woman’s Club; The Brown Foundation, Inc.; The Crain Foundation; TMK IPSCO; Aggie and Joe Foster; Cameron International Corporation; the Sterling-Turner Foundation; and The Susan Vaughan Foundation.