by Amy Miller Dehan, Curator of Decorative Arts and Design, and Emily Holtrop, Director of Learning & Interpretation
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Conceived to give the room “legs,” this digital experience allows the public to access the room and its related themes beyond the run of the special exhibition Unlocking an Art Deco Bedroom by Joseph Urban.
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These prints from the museum’s Mary R. Schiff Library are as much a contrast to the old master prints as Elaine Wormser’s bedroom was to the rest of the traditionally decorated apartment.
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Conservation can take you strange places--like up a ladder in a 1929 bedroom!
by Amy Dehan, Curator of Decorative Arts & Design
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To resurrect the Wormser Bedroom, we relied closely on photographs of the interior taken in 1930. Zooming into these old pictures, we were able to take inventory of Elaine’s collection and determine which pups remained and which, over the years, had gone astray.
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When private owners generously allow the museum to display their pieces, the conservators sometimes need to put a little effort into stabilizing them before they go into the gallery. This was the case with a monumental woodcut print by Albrecht Dürer that will soon be seen in the Unlocking an Art Deco Bedroom by Joseph Urban exhibit.
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A group of illustrations of Brothers Grimm fairy tales were prepared for matting.
by Talia Shiroma, Joseph Urban Interactive Project Interpretive Intern
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Next summer, the Cincinnati Art Museum will display an exhibition based on Urban’s late 1920s commission for the Wormser family of Chicago. Over several years of researching this work of art, a bedroom for a young woman, the curatorial team gleaned information about the workers and manufacturers who potentially fabricated many of the room’s design elements.
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This bedspread is getting "ready for her close-up."
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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.
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A steady hand and a sharp eye are key for the repair currently underway of this painted silk taffeta bedspread in the textile conservation lab.
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This week the objects conservator is working on an unusual project requiring the skills of an electrician.
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