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Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Storing Shoes

This week in textiles conservation, Alex Phillips, a summer intern sponsored by the Sowell Foundation, helped our textile conservator care for and repack shoes in our collection.  The sandals in the upper left corner, which are worn with a knob…

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If you’ve stepped foot inside the Cincinnati Art Museum then you’ve seen my handiwork. There are only a few walls in the building that I haven’t personally painted. Hi, my name is Joshua Rectenwald and I’m the on-staff exhibition painter.…

This week in our objects conservator is working on testing display materials via Oddy Tests. Conservators have to make sure that any materials used in displaying objects, such as the case work, fabrics, paints, adhesives, labels and mounts, won’t react…

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On view at the Mary R Schiff Library and Archives during the month of August you can catch a glimpse of some illustrated literary classics from the library’s rare book collection. During the 19th and early 20th Century illustrated books…