2015-04-23 blog

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Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Hanging around

Sometimes the oddest characters hang around together in the paintings conservation lab because of our work flow.  Here Eleonora, Francesco and Friedrich are joined by a Turkish pageboy and his pink cockatoo.  That’s “Portrait of Eleonora of Toledo and Her…

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2015-03-25 FB SU Billiods facing

In Paintings Conservation, this 19th century portrait by an anonymous artist, of Cincinnati brewer, Friedrich Billiods, was taken off the thick sheet of cardboard that it had been glued to probably 60 years ago.  The paintings conservator recently re-lined Friedrich…

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As an art exhibition designer, I strive to create a dynamic experience for museum visitors that enhances the artwork without competing with it. This aesthetic balance, when paired with numerous technical and logistical challenges, calls for clever solutions no matter…

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Come see our Hollywood and cinema archival material on display in the Mary R. Schiff Library! It features photographs, announcements, and brochures from the exhibition Hollywood: Legend and Reality held at the Cincinnati Art Museum in 1987, a hit that…