Along with many other areas of research, conservation scientists test the materials that conservators use in treating works of art.
An amazing transformation took place this summer in the Paper Lab.
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”.
Want to store your treasured fashion objects safely at home? If your objects are safe to hang, you can make your own padded hangers.
This week in objects conservation we are working on a 18thC Chinese lacquer table with shell inlay.
Staff members have been very active in the museum galleries for the past month. One of the cases that was due for its regular rotation is the hanging scroll case in Gallery 138.
It’s working! In the textile conservation lab this week, our textile conservator has been working on preparing this silk dress for an upcoming exhibition.
This week in Objects Conservation we are outside with Pinocchio!
Here’s a conservation treatment that has continued during the stay-at-home period for our paintings conservator.
Our paper conservator has not been in the lab since March, but she is still working on the collection.
This padded headboard insert has a doppelganger. It is being prepared for an exhibition next year and came to the textile conservation lab for treatment.
Did you know that one of the most important parts of conservation is keeping a detailed and thorough record of every treatment?
When this landscape by Pierre Bonnard went out on loan to another museum a few years ago, our paintings conservator only had time to surface-clean it, to remove the dust and grime that was on the surface.
For those of you who saw Women Breaking Boundaries before the museum had to close its galleries, you would have seen the wall-sized piece by Lorna Simpson, Wigs.
What is a “textile” anyway? Take Color for a Spin is a fiber sculpture made of crocheted forms stiffened with a coating and strung together with wire.
This set is made of porcelain with very thin, translucent walls and a gilt fruit and vine design.
This painting is a nineteenth century American landscape that has suffered multiple tears in the course of its lifetime, probably due to the poor quality of the canvas.
Our paper conservator has been in the darkroom capturing images of watermarks from some of our Old Master prints.
Check out this behind the scenes look from our conservators.
This week in objects conservation we open up the 19th C Lacquered chest.
This beautiful landscape by Impressionist Alfred Sisley was recently being cleaned of its varnish by our paintings conservator.
The objects in the Women Breaking Boundaries exhibit in the galleries across from the café are examples of wide-ranging media, including light-sensitive objects.
This week in objects conservation: this early 1920’s porcelain bowl is in the lab for cleaning and repair.
One of the perks of being a conservator is of course spending many hours up-close-and-personal with great art.