2011 Symposium

Our first year holding the Dallas Mineral Collecting Symposium featured several notable speakers who helped make the inaugural year a great success.

Mission of our National Museum & the Role of Donations and
Philanthropy in Building the National Museum
Dr. Jeffrey Post, Smithsonian Institution

Expansion of the Houston Museum, Collections, Acquisition and Other Tales
Dr. Joel Bartsch, Curator of the Houston Museum of Natural Science

The Legacy of Your Collection: A Dream or a Nightmare?
Marc Wilson, Carnegie Museum of Natural History

Tax Implications of Donation and Philanthropy
Francis Allegra, Federal Appellate Judge and Mineralogical Record Legal Columnist

Color in Crystal
Dr. George Rossman, California Institute of Technology

Origin of Collectible Crystals – Tourmaline Group
Dr. Barbara Dutrow, Louisiana State University Dept. of Geology


Tom Gressman recapped the event for us in the Mineralogical Record