In celebration of his 133rd birthday, let’s take a closer look at Duchamp’s intaglio print of a cubist-style coffee grinder currently undergoing conservation in the Paper Lab.
A bird's eye view in the textile conservation lab workbench this week brings us these pajama bottoms and a little of the mid-conservation chaos that goes into making them look their best.
The objects conservation lab is happy to welcome summer intern Nicole Schmidt, a graduate student from the Garman Art Conservation Department at SUNY Buffalo State in her third year of training.
These days, our paintings conservator is working on a painting that, as you can see, is long overdue for cleaning.
This year the Cincinnati Art Museum is again supporting the Contemporary Arts Center by lending a book to their newly opened exhibit, “Tania Candiani: Sounding Labor, Silent Bodies”.
Want to store your treasured fashion objects safely at home? If your objects are safe to hang, you can make your own padded hangers.
This week in objects conservation we are working on a 18thC Chinese lacquer table with shell inlay.
Staff members have been very active in the museum galleries for the past month. One of the cases that was due for its regular rotation is the hanging scroll case in Gallery 138.
It’s working! In the textile conservation lab this week, our textile conservator has been working on preparing this silk dress for an upcoming exhibition.
This week in Objects Conservation we are outside with Pinocchio!
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.
Did you know that one of the most important parts of conservation is keeping a detailed and thorough record of every treatment?
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.
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.
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.
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.
This set is made of porcelain with very thin, translucent walls and a gilt fruit and vine design.
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.
Keen-eyed visitors to our current exhibition, Gorham: Designing Brilliance, will notice a familiar Cincinnati name on two of the objects: Rookwood Pottery.
Check out this behind the scenes look from our conservators.
Students were so excited to start a Romare Bearden lesson.
This week in objects conservation we open up the 19th C Lacquered chest.
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.
This beautiful landscape by Impressionist Alfred Sisley was recently being cleaned of its varnish by our paintings conservator.
One of the perks of being a conservator is of course spending many hours up-close-and-personal with great art.
If you have been following the Behind the Scenes in Conservation posts, you know that a lot of works by Frank Duveneck have passed through the Conservation Department over the past years.
In a few weeks, we are installing some recent acquisitions from CAM’s fashion collection in Gallery 150.
This week in objects conservation we return to the 1740’s Rococo gilt table.
Conservation of this painting on wood panel by the Dewing husband-and-wife team was undertaken because the retouching on the painting had discolored.
This drawing recently came to the paper lab to have some old paper remnants removed. The drawing is on the back of a letter, and some of the writing was obscured.