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Behind the Scenes in Conservation: the Needlework Needs Work

School is out for the year, but when this American sampler was made in about 1815, many young girls didn’t go to school at all.  Instead, young women were expected to learn essential skills and crafts which would make them…

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The Cincinnati Art Museum Docent Corp recently finished a very successful touring season.  Since September 2014, the docents have served over 26,000 visitors on 1,000+ tours.  We end each touring season with a Spring Banquet. This year the Docent Advisory…

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Music. Drinks. Dancing. Great Cause. Everyone is ready for summer so why not kick it off in style with tasty food? We’ve been throwing this party for 25 years so you won’t want to miss it! Break up your work…

Chase bird

While this photo might invite captions about Polly wanting a “crack-er”, our paintings conservator is performing actual conservation work.  This is a detail from “The Turkish Page (Unexpected Intrusion)” by William Merritt Chase (1849-1916) as it is being prepared for…