FB CO armor sleeve (002)

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Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Japanese Armor

In textile conservation this week, we are getting started on Japanese armor for a 2017 exhibition.  This is the top of a kote, a piece like a sleeve to protect a samurai’s arms.  It ties to the main body of…

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photo: Martin Polak

Did you know that the Museum’s permanent collection is always growing? Each curator is continually on the lookout for just the right objects. Our minds juggle and tabulate running “wish lists” of artworks that we hope to add to the…

sized travelbooks

Does the arrival of a New Year fill you with a sense of wanderlust? What are your travel resolutions? Currently on view in the Mary R. Schiff Library and Archives, are a selection of travel guide books. The modern guide…

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The objects conservator is currently working on this bronze vase by Maria Longworth Nichols Storer, circa 1897-1900. Storer is well known for founding the Rookwood Pottery Company, but she also experimented with metals and the CAM has a large collection…