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.
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.