Sometimes a painting can make its feelings known.
When the Cincinnati Art Museum was founded in 1881, it collected much more than just art. In fact, it aimed to gather, preserve, and exhibit “valuable and interesting objects of every kind and nature."
Sometimes an artist presents us with something that looks good from the front, but when we turn it over we notice that there are problems that can’t be seen when the art is hanging on a wall.
This Japanese garment, or haori, recently went on display in the Asian Gallery.
A recently discovered notebook with a third of its contents missing and a ceramic umbrella stand held together with wire—these aren’t exactly the objects that immediately elicit a response of “that belongs in a museum!”
These two 5-6th C stucco panels are in the lab for treatment.
Here are some of Gillean's favorite pieces in our permanent collection!
Our Italian masterpiece A Sibyl and a Prophet by Andrea Mantegna, dated to around 1495, has been in the paintings conservation lab for treatment.
Later this month a group of portrait miniatures will go on view highlighting women artists and subjects.
Can you find the conservation that has been carried out for this silk chiffon gown from the 1920s?
This week in Objects Conservation: a 19th C Korean lacquered chest.
Here are some of Melissa's favorite pieces in our permanent collection!
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.