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Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Bringing back a Cincinnati Brewer.

Our paintings conservator is tackling another dirty job. A recent acquisition, this anonymous 19th century portrait of Cincinnati brewer, Friedrich Billiods , is being cleaned.  (The Lafayette Brewery building to be uncovered behind him still stands in downtown Cincinnati.)  As…

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Often friends tell me how much they admire the fact that I have decided to be a docent at CAM. This has truly been a wonderful decision in my life. I constantly learn and enjoy the interaction with young children…

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We’ve asked our social media followers to interpret their favorite artwork at the Cincinnati Art Museum. They sent us their thoughts and feelings about the work of art they chose. Each week, we will feature one interpretation here on our…

1964.720, Japan, (Depiction of ox carts), late 17th c., one of a pair

Since our “Behind the Scenes in Conservation” posts have been so popular on social media, we’ve decided to give them more room to shine (and analyze and treat and conserve)! Each week, our conservation team highlights a project from one…