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Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Conserving Pinocchio

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5/28/2020

Jim Dine , Pinocchio , behind the scenes , conservation

This week in Objects Conservation we are outside with Pinocchio!

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Quarantined in traction!

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5/21/2020

paintings conservation , painting stretcher , Robert Frederick Blum , canvas tension

Here’s a conservation treatment that has continued during the stay-at-home period for our paintings conservator.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Time Well Spent

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5/14/2020

paper conservation , stained print , stained paper , Paul Albert Besnard

Our paper conservator has not been in the lab since March, but she is still working on the collection.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: The Padded Headboard Doppelganger

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5/7/2020

textile conservation , behind the scenes , uphostery conservation , headboard , furnture

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.

Download Cincinnati Art Museum Video Conference Backgrounds

by Carrie Atkins Maras, Associate Director for Community Engagement

5/6/2020

creativity , video conference , work from home , zoom

Get a little artsy with your next video conference call.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Record Keeping

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4/30/2020

behind the scenes , objects conservation , korean lacquered chest , object conservation , record keeping

Did you know that one of the most important parts of conservation is keeping a detailed and thorough record of every treatment?

CAM Listens and Learns From YOU

by Kate Law, Visitor Services Office & Floor Assistant

4/29/2020

surveys , feedback , CAM Listens , membership , visitor experience

Have you ever completed a survey and wondered how it helped the organization or why they asked certain questions?

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Some forensic findings

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4/23/2020

Bonnard , paintings conservation , behind the scenes , oil sketch , technical art history

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: Romare Bearden’s Profile Series

by Julie Aronson, PhD Curator of American Paintings, Sculpture and Drawings

4/22/2020

“Something Over Something Else”: Romare Bearden’s Profile Series , special exhibition , member magazine

“Something Over Something Else” is a phrase Romare Bearden used to describe his organic creative process.

Gorham Silver: Designing Brilliance 1850–1970

by Amy Dehan, Curator of Decorative Arts and Design

4/22/2020

Gorham Silver: Designing Brilliance 1850–1970 , special exhibition , RISD , decorative art and design

This special exhibition explores the radiant achievements of an American firm, the Gorham Manufacturing Company.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Installing Unframed Prints

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4/16/2020

Lorna Simpson , women breaking boundaries , waterless lithography , light sensitivity , behind the scenes , conservation

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.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Take Color for a Spin

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4/9/2020

textile conservation , behind , fiber art , textile art

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.

The Museum Steps Up

by Geoff Edwards

4/6/2020

behind the scenes , Mary R. Schiff Library and Archives , World War I , Art Academy of Cincinanti

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.

Put the CAM Collection in your Animal Crossing Village

by Russell Ihrig

4/3/2020

animal crossing , nintendo switch , permanent collection

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.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: 19th Century Cup and Saucer

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4/2/2020

ceramics conservation , objects conservation , porcelain , capillary action , behind the scenes , cup , saucer

This set is made of porcelain with very thin, translucent walls and a gilt fruit and vine design.

Cincinnati Art Museum staff showing some heART

by Jill Dunne

4/1/2020

As Mr. Rogers encouraged, I am one of the many who tend to “look for the helpers” in times of crisis.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Nineteenth Century American Landscape

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3/26/2020

paintings conservation , behind the scenes , american art , landscapes

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.

Extra Brilliant: Gorham Silver Deposit on Rookwood Pottery

by Lea C. Lane, Curatorial Assistant for Decorative Arts and Design

3/24/2020

behind the scenes , Gorham Silver: Designing Brilliance 1850–1970 , Rookwood Pottery Company , Curatorial Blog , Decorative Arts

Keen-eyed visitors to our current exhibition, Gorham: Designing Brilliance, will notice a familiar Cincinnati name on two of the objects: Rookwood Pottery.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Recording Watermarks

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3/19/2020

Martin Schongauer , beta radiography , watermarks , paper conservation , transmitted light

Our paper conservator has been in the darkroom capturing images of watermarks from some of our Old Master prints.

Behind the Scene in Conservation: Day Dress

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3/12/2020

in pretty finery , textile conservation , historic dress , dunlevy , behind the scenes

Check out this behind the scenes look from our conservators.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: 19th Century Lacquered Chest

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3/5/2020

behind the scenes , conservation , objects conservation , lacquered chest , concealed objects , hidden objects

This week in objects conservation we open up the 19th C Lacquered chest.

Research for upcoming exhibition 'Galloping through Dynasties'

by Hou-mei Sung, Ph.D. 宋后楣

3/2/2020

behind the scenes , Galloping through Dynasties , Curatorial Blog , research , Center for Chinese Studies

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.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Yellow quashes violet!

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2/27/2020

sisley , Impressionism , paintings conservation , varnish removal , yellowed varnish , behind the scenes , conservation

This beautiful landscape by Impressionist Alfred Sisley was recently being cleaned of its varnish by our paintings conservator.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: New to Women Breaking Boundaries

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2/20/2020

conservation , photography conservation , Camera Work Magazine , Photogravure , Photomechanical reproduction , Gertrude Käsebier

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.

Cincinnati Art Museum docent wins international award

by Helen Rindsberg

2/14/2020

Japan , docents , Masterpieces of Japanese Art , Kimono: Refashioning Contemporary Style , Dressed to Kill , Japanese Art

Longtime Cincinnati Art Museum docent and supporter of the arts Helen Rindsberg wins international award.

Local Artists, Bring Us Your Materials!

by Alexis Horst, Library Assistant

2/13/2020

Mary R. Schiff Library and Archives , Black History Month

This month in the library display case, we have an example of one of our local artist files.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: 1920’s Porcelain Bowl

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2/6/2020

objects conservation , ceramics , Pottery

This week in objects conservation: this early 1920’s porcelain bowl is in the lab for cleaning and repair.

Permanent Collection Highlights: Interview with Cynthia Amnéus, Chief Curator and Curator of Fashion Arts and Textiles

by Megan Nauer

2/6/2020

fashion , Fashion Arts & Textiles , Comme des Garcons , textiles , permanent collection

Permanent Collection Highlights with Cynthia Amnéus, Chief Curator and Curator of Fashion Arts and Textiles

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: The perks of being a conservator!

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1/30/2020

hassam , Impressionism , impressionist , conservation , paintings conservation , behind the scenes

One of the perks of being a conservator is of course spending many hours up-close-and-personal with great art.