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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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Can you look at one artwork for ten minutes without distraction? Each year, Slow Art Day challenges museum goers worldwide to do just that! Participants in this international event look at five works of art for ten minutes each and…

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In preparation for some galleries in the planning stages, the objects conservator has been checking the condition of some of our antiquities in storage to ensure they are in good enough condition to make an appearance. This ancient Roman glass…

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Many of the curatorial departments at the Cincinnati Art Museum have created “Friends” groups. Members of these groups enjoy unique encounters with artworks, visits with scholars and artists, and private receptions. The Friends of Photography recently traveled to Chicago for…