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

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6/14/2018

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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

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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

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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

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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: Saturation

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2/12/2018

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Our masterpiece by Bernardo Strozzi, David with the Head of Goliath, is currently being conserved.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Fixing the Fray

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2/1/2018

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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.

Small Improvement for Long-Term Benefits

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1/4/2018

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