Conservation preparation for the upcoming Duveneck exhibition (opening Fall 2020).
This month a new group of paintings is on display in the Indian gallery.
This week the objects conservator is working on an unusual project requiring the skills of an electrician.
This large unfinished work by Frank Duveneck is in the paintings conservation lab to be examined.
A group of Japanese prints depicting women wearing elaborate garments was recently in the paper lab.
Recently, while working on a forthcoming project with ties to art deco and film, I was sifting through film stills from the late 1920s and early 30s.
Sometimes dirt is part of an object's unique story.
It is hard to imagine this arrangement of wooden fragments as a three-dimensional object, that’s why it has been in the conservation lab receiving some much needed attention.
Here are some of Carola's favorite pieces in our permanent collection!
Between doing conservation treatments for upcoming exhibitions, our paper conservator and her intern are working on a group of documents from the Mary R. Schiff Library and Archives.
What does the 1850 census have to do with textile conservation? And this rag doll?
Objects Conservation is working on this modern glass sculpture by Japanese artist Etsuko Nishi.
In the course of examining this early 20th century painting by American Impressionist Walter Schofield, our paintings conservator noticed a curious thing.
Kenyon Cox was both a student and a teacher at the Art Academy of Cincinnati. His drawing Satyr and Two Children from 1876 passed through the Paper Lab on its way to the exhibition.
The museum’s Terrace Café will make you a beautiful meal, but this week, they also lent a hand to conservation!
Earlier this month our objects conservator and one of our mount makers traveled to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC to install our Nabataean Shrine for the first time in 15 years!
By complete coincidence, three very large ships were recently at anchor in the paintings conservation studio.
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.