Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Dr. Dollworth gets an x-ray

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6/14/2018

x-ray , behind the scenes , conservation , Dollyver

Last week, Conservation was lucky enough to have an on-site demonstration of digital x-ray by Cory Morriss from GE and Scott Hunley of RCON NDT.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: No pun intended!

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5/31/2018

behind the scenes , conservation , Frank Duveneck , paintings

There was a mysterious alteration in this painting. This is a detail of the bottom (also no pun intended) right corner of a nude study by Frank Duveneck, taken while the painting was being cleaned.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: A report from our paper conservation intern, Cara Roth

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5/24/2018

behind the scenes , conservation , Jean Wentzel , paper conservation , prints

This spring in paper conservation, we’re looking at a print of Cincinnati, a view of the city from across the river in Kentucky.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Dye Recipe Catalog

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5/17/2018

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The dye recipe catalog is an important tool in a textile conservation lab.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Eagle Sculpture Revisited

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5/10/2018

behind the scenes , conservation , scuplture

This week in objects conservation we revisit our stone sculpture of an eagle wrestling a serpent.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Varnish and Grime

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5/3/2018

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When a conservator cleans a painting it’s usually described as using solvents to remove varnish and grime layers.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Gigi Scaria Panorama

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4/26/2018

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When we think of photographs, we usually picture a piece of paper, often of a size that can be mounted in an album or framed and hung on the wall of our home.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Cleaning the Chihuly

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4/12/2018

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Once a year our objects conservation team cleans the Rio Delle Torreselle Chandelier by Dale Chihuly.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Corot completed!

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4/4/2018

behind the scenes , conservation , Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot , French Painting , Painting

This portrait by French artist Jean Baptiste-Camille Corot has been on the blog before and now treatment of the painting and frame are finished.

Around the world in seven days: A CAM adventure

by Jill E. Dunne

3/29/2018

terracotta army , china , behind the scenes , qin dynasty , asian art , Terracotta Army: Legacy of the First Emperor of China

Director of Marketing and Communications Jill E. Dunne tells the story of her exciting trip to China in preparation for the Terracotta Army exhibition at CAM.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Eden Park Watercolor

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3/28/2018

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While listening to forecasts of a winter storm last week, the paper conservator was enjoying this view of Eden Park’s Mirror Lake in the height of summer.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Photography and Examination in the Great Hall

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3/22/2018

behind the scenes , conservation , indian summer carpet

When the museum is closed to visitors, CAM staff uses the Great Hall for photography large pieces.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Conserving Delicate Folding Fans

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3/15/2018

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This decorative folding fan is in the objects conservation lab for treatment.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: The Home Stretch!

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3/8/2018

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Our paintings conservator is rounding up the final bits and pieces that comprise the 15th century Spanish altarpiece, the Retablo of Saint Peter.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: 20th Century Chinese Paintings

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3/1/2018

conservation , behind the scenes , chinese paintings , Wu Zhongxiong

Our paper conservator has been working with a large donation of 20th century Chinese paintings over the past year.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Limestone Eagle Sculpture

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2/15/2018

behind the scenes , conservation , sculpture

This limestone sculpture of an eagle and serpent dates from 50-150 CE and is from the Nabataean Temple Khirbet et-Tannur in Jordan.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Fixing the Fray

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2/1/2018

behind the scenes , conservation , prints , printmaking , Blanche Dillaye

Next month a group of etchings by American women printmakers will go on display in G213.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Tapa cloth, also known as tree bark

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1/24/2018

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Tapa cloth isn’t technically cloth at all: it’s tree bark!

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Standing Room Only

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1/11/2018

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Sometimes, the conservation studio becomes a sort of waiting room.

Behind the Scenes in Installation: Moving the Big Stuff

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10/18/2017

behind the scenes , design and installation , installation , mosaic , Schmidlapp

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