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Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Cracking up

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…

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dress

This week the textile conservation lab welcomed a project from our Kentucky neighbors.  This 1924 cotton lace garden party dress belongs to Eastern Kentucky University.  It underwent wet-cleaning to reduce the build-up of harmful materials produced naturally by cotton as…

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Busy times up in the frame shop. We have been preparing for our new exhibition “Up At Bat: Warhol and Baseball”. This show required multiple print proofs and stencils to be matted and framed by our team. The framing process…

FotorCreated

Here at the Art Museum, the Curatorial and Learning + Interpretation departments have a long standing tradition of hosting monthly bake-offs.  Each month, someone selects a theme (always inspired by the collection or special exhibitions), and we each whip up…