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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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2015-08-06

Nine small prints by the American artist Howard Warsaw are undergoing treatment in the Paper Conservation Lab.  Printed around 1950, 9 Hands depicts two hands in nine variations on different papers.  The prints were mounted with rubber cement to paper…

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This summer I’m working as an intern in the Cincinnati Art Museum’s Development Department. Within the scope of my responsibilities, I’ve conducted prospect research, contributed text to the museum’s website, and sorted files, as well as completed the classic intern…

2015-07-30

In conservation, sometimes we have to form theories about what might have caused the damage to an artwork to better decide how it should be corrected.  What happened here?  This collar interior in a Geoffey Beene silk chiffon dress dates…