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This week in Objects Conservation we are outside with Pinocchio!
Here’s a conservation treatment that has continued during the stay-at-home period for our paintings conservator.
Our paper conservator has not been in the lab since March, but she is still working on the collection.
This padded headboard insert has a doppelganger. It is being prepared for an exhibition next year and came to the textile conservation lab for treatment.
Get a little artsy with your next video conference call.
Did you know that one of the most important parts of conservation is keeping a detailed and thorough record of every treatment?
Have you ever completed a survey and wondered how it helped the organization or why they asked certain questions?
When this landscape by Pierre Bonnard went out on loan to another museum a few years ago, our paintings conservator only had time to surface-clean it, to remove the dust and grime that was on the surface.
“Something Over Something Else” is a phrase Romare Bearden used to describe his organic creative process.
This special exhibition explores the radiant achievements of an American firm, the Gorham Manufacturing Company.
For those of you who saw Women Breaking Boundaries before the museum had to close its galleries, you would have seen the wall-sized piece by Lorna Simpson, Wigs.
What is a “textile” anyway? Take Color for a Spin is a fiber sculpture made of crocheted forms stiffened with a coating and strung together with wire.
Although the Cincinnati Art Museum is currently closed due to the coronavirus crisis, like museums across the region and across the nation we are looking for ways to help in the fight against the pandemic.
The release of Animal Crossing: New Horizons for the Nintendo Switch was well-timed for those of us looking for a relaxing escape from the stresses of our daily lives.
This set is made of porcelain with very thin, translucent walls and a gilt fruit and vine design.
As Mr. Rogers encouraged, I am one of the many who tend to “look for the helpers” in times of crisis.
This painting is a nineteenth century American landscape that has suffered multiple tears in the course of its lifetime, probably due to the poor quality of the canvas.
Keen-eyed visitors to our current exhibition, Gorham: Designing Brilliance, will notice a familiar Cincinnati name on two of the objects: Rookwood Pottery.
Our paper conservator has been in the darkroom capturing images of watermarks from some of our Old Master prints.
Check out this behind the scenes look from our conservators.
Students were so excited to start a Romare Bearden lesson.
This week in objects conservation we open up the 19th C Lacquered chest.
In late 2019, I received a research grant from the Center for Chinese Studies in Taipei to conduct research on the catalogue of our upcoming exhibition Galloping through Dynasties.
This beautiful landscape by Impressionist Alfred Sisley was recently being cleaned of its varnish by our paintings conservator.
The objects in the Women Breaking Boundaries exhibit in the galleries across from the café are examples of wide-ranging media, including light-sensitive objects.
Longtime Cincinnati Art Museum docent and supporter of the arts Helen Rindsberg wins international award.
This month in the library display case, we have an example of one of our local artist files.
This week in objects conservation: this early 1920’s porcelain bowl is in the lab for cleaning and repair.
Permanent Collection Highlights with Cynthia Amnéus, Chief Curator and Curator of Fashion Arts and Textiles
One of the perks of being a conservator is of course spending many hours up-close-and-personal with great art.