Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Paris 1900

by Conservation

2/14/2019

behind the scenes , conservation , Paris 1900: City of Entertainment , Palais Galliera

Special guests are arriving at the Cincinnati Art Museum this week as we work on installation of Paris 1900: City of Entertainment! This exhibition features artwork from several museums in Paris, France. When artwork from other institutions comes to CAM, it is often accompanied by a someone from its home institution, a courier, who is there to keep see that artwork is handled correctly during transit and to oversee installation here. Upon arrival, the artwork is inspected by the courier and a representative from CAM.

Here, a courier from Palais Galliera museum and our textile conservator look over a theater costume once worn by Sarah Bernhardt (GAL 1972.45.2). They will examine the condition report together, making certain the costume is in the same condition it was at its last examination, then prepare it for installation. Look for this object and many others when Paris 1900 opens March 1.