The exhibition will feature a set of ten rare woodblock prints by Hokusai illustrating Kanadehon Chūshingura and two paintings from the Cincinnati Art Museum’s collection.
Special guests are arriving at the Cincinnati Art Museum this week as we work on installation of Paris 1900: City of Entertainment!
This pair of 12th-13th C Chinese funerary jar are currently in the objects conservation lab.
One of the many examination techniques used when planning a paintings conservation treatment is raking light, where a light placed at one side of the painting and the light “rakes” across the surface.
Benn Pitman’s Design for a Circular Plate is an example of a preparatory drawing the artist created for a carving.
New Years is a time for self-improvement and that goes for the museum too.
In December our objects conservator traveled to Baker Hughes GE Inspection Technologies to get an in-depth look at some of our cuneiform tablets.
The Art Academy and Cincinnati Art Museum have closely intertwined histories.
This little dish of rusty tacks shows why paintings conservators should keep their tetanus shots up to date!
Conservation treatments of the fans for the new installation The Lady’s Adviser: Love and Courting on Folding Fans is complete.
In 1843, the same year that Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol was published, the first commercial Christmas card was created.
It's the holidays and a special delivery came for the Fashion and Textile Arts Collection!
Autograph fans could be of any type in a plain construction that allowed space for inscriptions.
This little painting measures around 5 by 8 inches.
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This object, a talismanic shirt (India, 15th-16th century), was conserved by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
This 5th C Greek alabastron made of alabaster, has been in the objects conservation lab for repair.
Our paintings conservator has been removing a thick grime layer from this recently acquired folk art painting.
The prints for New World Views are now on view, but before they were matted, framed and hung, the prints spent time in the Paper Lab.
This week in textile conservation we did a load of laundry: doll clothes from the Dollyver family set of dolls currently undergoing conservation treatment.
Objects conservation is finishing the treatment of the Nabataean limestone sculpture Eagle Wrestling with Serpent, which dates from 50-150 CE.
The oil sketch is one of a few paintings in our collection that is framed in a special sealed-environment package.
You may have seen a post about this doll a few weeks ago when her costume was undergoing treatment in the textile conservation lab.
A few weeks ago our paintings conservator teamed with our expert Installation Department to return Zaragoza’s “Retablo of Saint Peter” to its gallery after conservation.
This page from a Qur’an was written in the 13th century in Spain.
A visit to the workbench in textile conservation today might feel a little like visiting a fashion studio--in miniature.
Our objects conservator has been working with Andy Wolf, an intern from NYU’s graduate training program.
Our paintings conservator has been examining this little painting by John. H. Twachtman.
ur paper conservator is spending the summer looking very closely at intriguing documents that will soon be on view in Collecting Calligraphy: Arts of the Islamic World.
Take a peek behind the scenes—or under the rug, in this case!