FB CO armor sleeve (002)

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Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Japanese Armor

In textile conservation this week, we are getting started on Japanese armor for a 2017 exhibition.  This is the top of a kote, a piece like a sleeve to protect a samurai’s arms.  It ties to the main body of…

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Opening on November 7, our next fashion exhibition, High Style: Twentieth-Century Masterworks from the Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection, features garments and accessories from 1900 to 1980 designed by French couturiers and pioneering American fashion designers. This traveling exhibition comes to…

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Here’s a poster that our objects conservator uses in our “Integrated Pest Management” program to protect our collection from insect attack.   As the weather starts getting cooler this time of year, you may notice insects starting to move indoors to…

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It’s that time of year again! Back to school season has begun, and the incoming class at the Art Academy of Cincinnati made a special trip up to the CAM recently. They toured the Mary R Schiff Library and Archives…