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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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By Becky Linhardt, Cincinnati Art Museum Volunteer Behind the scenes conservation work moves out of the Conservation Lab to provide a work-in-progress exhibition from January 26 – April 24, 2016. Conservation on View: Zaragoza’s Retablo of St. Peter will let…

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It’s cold outside… And inside too!  Extremely low temperatures are used to protect the museum’s textile collection from pests.   These textile objects are new acquisitions, but to be absolutely certain they don’t come with unwelcome stowaways, they are undergoing freezing…

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Check out these stylish models from last month’s Wee Wednesday! We spent the morning exploring fashion, so these toddlers pretended to be fashion models on the runway!  Thanks to all who participated last month, please join us next week for…