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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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2015-03-30

As the Cincinnati Art Museum’s IMLS Imaging Technician, I’m often asked what my job entails. I was hired here with funding obtained from a grant given by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The grant was given with the…

lib

Our library is a great place to study and get work done with little distraction. We have people come in who like to use the space as a second office with great natural lighting and quiet. Students, from anthropology to…

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…