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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.
Conservation of the 24 “Dollyver” family member is finally complete!
This week in objects conservation: this 16th century Iznik plate is in the lab receiving treatment.
22 pairs of women’s shoes from the 1950s are being prepared for an appearance in the galleries.
The lab is full of architectural stones as we get ready to reinstall our Nabataean galleries.
Last week our paper conservator visited the Contemporary Arts Center downtown to deinstall the museum’s Panorama of the Procession.
It was laundry day in textile conservation again! This length of Korean silk is part of a sculpture by Nam June Paik (1936-2006).
This bowl, from Iraq, is a beautiful example of lusterware. Luster is an iridescent effect produced by metallic oxides in the overglaze.
For the past several years, the Cincinnati Art Museum has been a host site for the Ohio History Service Corps (OHSC), an AmeriCorps program dedicated to preserving local history across the state of Ohio.
We’re still unearthing treasures as we unpack and settle back into our renovated Paintings/Object lab.
Soon to move from the paper lab to the gallery is a box decorated with ink and gouache by Elizabeth Boott Duveneck.
This bedspread is getting "ready for her close-up."
The Green Team was founded in early 2019 by an interdepartmental team of museum staff dedicated to creating sustainable practices within the museum.
This stone relief dates to 883-859 BCE and depicts a divine figure wearing a horned headdress.
Born in Clayton, Alabama in 1898, Ann Lowe was an African American fashion designer, but few know her name.
As we prepare for Halloween this week, here's a scary story from textile conservation!
This week in objects conservation we return to the 1920’s Paul Theodore Frankl mirror. The aluminum leaf on the base and frame is easily abraded and during its use, suffered from normal wear and tear.
While the paintings conservation studio is under renovation, we thought you might like a look at an example of the choices that conservators can face.
In September the light sensitive objects that had been on display in the Women Breaking Boundaries exhibit were returned to storage.
In textile conservation this week, we are carrying out condition checks for a checklist of 27 pairs of women's shoes from the 1950s.
Along with many other areas of research, conservation scientists test the materials that conservators use in treating works of art.
This huge quilt and its neighbors in CAM’s new exhibition "Hank Willis Thomas: All Things Being Equal" are lit up brighter than you might be accustomed to seeing museum textiles.
This large decorative mirror was designed by Paul Theodore Frankl in the late 1920’s.
Conservation of “The Swing” by Nicolas Lancret is moving along.
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”.