Our paintings conservator has been removing a thick grime layer from this recently acquired folk art painting.
The prints for New World Views are now on view, but before they were matted, framed and hung, the prints spent time in the Paper Lab.
This week in textile conservation we did a load of laundry: doll clothes from the Dollyver family set of dolls currently undergoing conservation treatment.
This year marks the 200th anniversary of when Mary Shelley’s masterpiece, Frankenstein, was first published.
This introductory unit, Impressive Tiles, was a wonderful way to explore slab rolling and textures, as well as communicate a ‘message’.
Objects conservation is finishing the treatment of the Nabataean limestone sculpture Eagle Wrestling with Serpent, which dates from 50-150 CE.
Can you guess the artist or title of these iconic Cincinnati Art Museum works?
The oil sketch is one of a few paintings in our collection that is framed in a special sealed-environment package.
Students explored the use of calligraphy and its many uses in the Islamic world in our unit on Zoomorphic Calligraphy.
Photography was first introduced to Japan in the 1840s, via the sole government-approved trading port in Nagasaki.
Louis Prang, sometimes referred to as “Father of the American Christmas Card,” was born in 1824 in Breslau, Prussian Silesia, present day Poland.
It may be hot outside, but fall is right around the corner!
The Cincinnati Art Museum is art education.
You may have seen a post about this doll a few weeks ago when her costume was undergoing treatment in the textile conservation lab.
The work of American photographer Edward Sheriff Curtis (1868-1952) pervades American culture.
A few weeks ago our paintings conservator teamed with our expert Installation Department to return Zaragoza’s “Retablo of Saint Peter” to its gallery after conservation.
As a THANK YOU to the Cincinnati community for your tremendous support this season, the Cincinnati Art Museum is hosting Visitor Appreciation Week (August 25-31).
This page from a Qur’an was written in the 13th century in Spain.
A visit to the workbench in textile conservation today might feel a little like visiting a fashion studio--in miniature.
Here at the Cincinnati Art Museum we recently reinstalled our Nancy and David Wolf Gallery, which showcases contemporary decorative arts.
From early on in our evolution we have been drawn to these living things that exist alongside us. From the prehistoric cave paintings of Lascaux to the modernist illustrations of Charley Harper.
Our objects conservator has been working with Andy Wolf, an intern from NYU’s graduate training program.
Our paintings conservator has been examining this little painting by John. H. Twachtman.
This blog series highlights the diverse personalities that make up the art museum’s staff.
The French novelist and playwright Jules Verne, the “Father of Science Fiction,” created an elaborate series of adventure novels that became known as Voyages Extraordinaires, which translates literally to Extraordinary Voyages.
ur paper conservator is spending the summer looking very closely at intriguing documents that will soon be on view in Collecting Calligraphy: Arts of the Islamic World.
About a month ago the Cincinnati Art Museum welcomed two new faces into our nineteenth-century European galleries – a girl with a song book in her lap and young man in uniform.
Take a peek behind the scenes—or under the rug, in this case!
A few weeks ago when we had our GE digital x-ray demo running in the Conservation department, our objects conservator brought in the spectacular Railway Engine Coffeemaker for imaging.
Here’s a detail of one of the paintings from Zaragoza’s “Retablo of Saint Peter.” At left is the same detail in normal light, after conservation.