It’s getting weavy weird in the textile conservation lab this week!
This week in objects conservation, we’re doing the finishing touches to the 100+ objects being installed in our newly renovated Ancient Middle East Gallery, opening Saturday, December 18.
Be sure to stop by Gallery 227 to see Still Life in Blue with Lemon after its visit to Conservation.
While reviewing recent acquisitions of works on paper with the curators, our paper conservator decided to share a few of the pieces here, since they won’t be going on exhibit in the near future
We’ve come a long way on the treatment of the Elizabeth Hawes flag dress! If
Usually, clothing is tailored to fit the body. But in the museum, we tailor a body to fit the clothing!
Catch this object on view later this year when our Nabatean collections return to the galleries.
Conservators strive to ensure that their conservation treatments will preserve each artwork for numerous decades or, we hope, even longer.
The print is now on its way to the Smithsonian Museum of American Art in Washington, D.C. with three other Cincinnati Art Museum pieces for exhibit in Sargent, Whistler, and Venetian Glass: American Artists and the Magic of Murano.
The Potluck is ready to serve!
In the objects conservation lab this week: we have a beautiful, though heavily tarnished, 19th C silver bowl in the lab being treated before going on display next year.
“Blossoms” has just received its new frame, so look for it to pop up on the wall of our American galleries in the near future.
It’s time for a bath in textile conservation.
In Objects Conservation: This 19th C carved wooden box is in the lab undergoing conservation before display in an upcoming reinstallation of our South Asian Art Galleries.
The large Neapolitan still-life is back — with a new look.
This summer, Michelle Leung has the amazing opportunity to intern here in textile conservation, funded through the generosity of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Catch this newly stabilized object back on display in the Islamic galleries later this year!
Our paintings conservator has been working on this very large 17th century Neapolitan still-life.
Woman’s folk costume, 1900-1950, Korea, glazed linen; Gift of Mrs. Charles F. Mosher, 1966.1505ab
This week in objects conservation: Anytime an object is selected for display our objects conservator assesses its condition to determine whether it is stable, or whether it needs conservation treatment before display.
This upright trio recently encountered one another in the Paintings/Objects Conservation lab.
The silk binding edge of this art quilt has been badly damaged by prolonged exposure to light which occurred before it came into the museum’s collection.
These two ceramic pieces have the same condition issues we see in many ceramic objects conserved in the early to mid 20th C.
Our painting conservator has been working on this very large 17th century Neapolitan still-life.
This dress is up for consideration to get into a different kind of exclusive party: the museum’s Fashion and Textiles Collection.
This week we have a 16th C mug decorated with ships, seas, and animals.
These blossoms are being conserved just in time for spring.
Precision dyeing and color-matching is an important part of textile conservation and this week, we have a dyed-to-match success to report for this silk Argentine flag from the Elizabeth Hawes Flag Dress.
This week we have an 18thC Islamic ceramic vessel with beautiful underglaze decoration.
Our paintings conservator is examining this very large still-life in preparation for cleaning it.