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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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Pieces of the Retablo of St. Peter by Lorenzo Zaragoza have been gathered in the Paintings/Objects lab to await their debut next week in the exhibition Conservation on View: Zaragoza’s Retablo of St. Peter.  Presenting an opportunity to see a…

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I am always asked what it is like to work at the Cincinnati Art Museum and my response is always the same…I love working here.   I didn’t grow up in the art world and to be honest, coming to the…

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This month the Paper Conservation Lab is full of prints that will be featured in The Etching Revival:  Daubigny to Twachtman, opening February 13th. One of the prints, Man in Spanish Costume by William Merritt Chase (United States, 1849-1916), has…