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Sketching Sunday: “Cinspiration”

Cincinnati has been (and still is) home to many notable painters and sculptors over the years, and these artists are celebrated in our Cincinnati Wing.  With the re-opening of the Early Cincinnati gallery of the Cincinnati Wing, the Queen City’s…

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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…

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A few little girls from Cincinnati are visiting the paintings conservation lab this week.  On the left, recently cleaned and reframed, is “Head of a Girl” by Cincinnati artist Elizabeth Nourse (1859-1938).  The other two paintings are by Cincinnati artist…