Annual Meetings

The ARLIS/NA Texas-Mexico chapter meeting at the 45th Annual Conference in New Orleans will take place Wednesday, February 8th, from 10:45 – 11:45 AM, in the Royal room at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside. The SCHED link for the meeting is available here.

The chapter meets twice a year, once in the spring at the ARLIS/NA Annual Conference and again in the fall at the ARLIS/NA Texas-Mexico chapter meeting.

The Planning Committee is thankful for our gracious sponsors of the Mexico City meeting:











October 12-15, 2016


The ARLIS/NA Texas-Mexico chapter is hosting its next conference in Mexico City from October 12-15. The planning committee is organizing a rich event featuring numerous art libraries and cultural institutions, sessions and presentations, as well as the opportunity to connect with our Mexican colleagues. Highlights of site visits include the libraries and collections of the Museo Nacional de Antropología, Banamex, Museo Franz Mayer, Instituto de Investigaciones Estéticas, and Museo Nacional del Virreinato – and more!

Conference Registration:

Registration will be available at early bird rates ($120 for regular members, $50 for students and retirees) through September 6th, 2016. After that, registration rates will increase ($140 for regular members, $58 for students and retirees). Chapter membership is required for registration, the above amounts include chapter dues.


Important note: if registering with an institutional credit card not in your name, please enter in the name on the card in the “ticket buyer” field. Enter in the name of the person attending the conference in the “ticket 1” field below the “ticket buyer” field.

Recommended Hotels:

Release form:

Attendees will be required to complete and submit a release form. Please send completed forms to chapter treasurer Alison Larson at


Be sure to have a current passport! Information on registration and renewals can be found at If you have further questions, please contact chapter vice president Joel Pelanne at

Airport Transportation:

There are several ways you might travel from the Mexico City airport to your hotel, but an authorized airport taxi is recommended. It is safe, quick, and inexpensive (should be about 300 pesos, or roughly $15 US; the exchange rate is different than in the link). After collecting your luggage and going through customs, follow the simple steps outlined here:



Wednesday, October 12

2:30 pm – 6:00 pm: central/downtown

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm: central/downtown

Thursday, October 13

8:30 am – 9:30 am

  • Shuttle ride to South.

The point of shuttle pick-up will be Venustiano Carranza street, number 63.

9:30 am – 12:00 pm

12:15 pm – 1:15 pm

  • Shuttle ride to Downtown.

The point of shuttle pick-up will be a bus stop in the MUAC.

1:15 pm – 2:30 pm

2:30 pm

  • Shuttle to Chapultepec  Park

The point of shuttle pick-up will be Venustiano Carranza street, number 63.

3:00 pm – 6:30 pm

6:30 pm

  • Shuttle to Downtown

The point of shuttle pick-up will be in front of MNAH.

7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

  • Dinner on own

Friday, October 14

8:45 am – 9:00 am

  • Walk to Banamex

9:00 am – 11:00 am

  • Tour Banamex library, art collection, and building

11:00 am – 2:00 pm

  • Chapter business meeting & lunch at Banamex

2:30 am – 4:00 pm

  • Presentations : “Latin American Collections and Connections”

(Submit Proposals Here)

4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

7:45 pm – 10:00 pm

  • Dinner On Own

Saturday, October 15

08:00 am – 09:00 am

  • Shuttle to Tepotzotlán

The point of shuttle pick-up will be Venustiano Carranza street, number 63.

09:00 am – 11:30 am

  • Presentation / tour at the National Museum of Viceroyalty , ‘Restoration at the National Museum of Viceroyalty‘ featuring the restoration workshop room and the Chapel of the Virgin of Loreto.

11:30 am – 12:30 pm

  • Shuttle return to hotel

The point of shuttle pick-up will be Venustiano Carranza street, number 63.

1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

  • Lunch (El Mayor, with Templo Mayor and Zócalo view )

Planning Committee:

  • Jon Evans (chapter president)
  • Craig Bunch (local arrangements & programming)
  • Fernando Corona (local arrangements & programming)
  • Lauren Gottlieb-Miller (programming)
  • Joel Pelanne (programming & registration)
  • Elizabeth Schaub (development)