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Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Rotating “Masterpieces of Japanese Art”

This week new paintings will be installed in the “Masterpieces of Japanese Art” exhibition.  Because the exhibit has been extended to January 2016, many of the hanging scrolls that have been on display since February will return to storage, and…

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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…