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Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Blue Dress Boogaloo?

by Obie Linn, Textile Conservator


CAMConservation, textile conservation, 1910s fashion

Remember the blue dress from a few weeks ago? This week she’s back—with a secret.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: The Light Touch

by Obie Linn, Conservator of Textiles


textile conservation, CAMConservation, 1910s fashion

This week in the textile conservation lab, I am working on a day dress dating to the 1910s. It has a very delicate silk net stand-up collar edged with a metal ribbon and stiffened with wire stays.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Micromosaic Jewelry

by Kelly Rectenwald, Objects Conservator


objects conservation, CAMConservation, micromosaic jewelry, fashion

This week in objects conservation, we are working on several pieces of micromosaic jewelry made in Italy during the late-19th century.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Traveling in (Sustainable!) Style

by Obie Linn, Associate Conservator of Textiles


Ann Lowe, CAMConservation, 1930s fashion, textile conservation, Winterthur Museum

How would you like to travel in a custom “sleeping bag”? These three dresses designed by Ann Lowe (American, 1898–1981) are headed to the Winterthur Museum in Delaware for the exhibition Ann Lowe: American Couturier, snuggled in soft surrounds for a safe and comfortable trip.

“Design is not for philosophy, but for life.”

by Cincinnati Art Museum


fashion, Fashion Arts & Textiles, Cynthia Amnéus, Issey Miyake

Cincinnati Art Museum x Idlewild Woman x Issey Miyake

Ann Lowe, African American Fashion Designer

by Cynthia Amnéus, Chief Curator and Curator of Fashion Arts and Textiles


behind the scenes, Ann Lowe, African American Fashion Designer, curatorial, dress, belt, fashion

Born in Clayton, Alabama in 1898, Ann Lowe was an African American fashion designer, but few know her name.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: A Bird's Eye View

by Conservation


costume conservation, behind the scenes, dyed to match, 1930s fashion, textile conservation

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.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Storing your fashion objects safely

by Conservation


objects conservation, textiles, behind the scenes, fashion, storage, padded hangers

Want to store your treasured fashion objects safely at home? If your objects are safe to hang, you can make your own padded hangers.

Cincinnati Art Museum docent wins international award

by Helen Rindsberg


Japan, docents, Masterpieces of Japanese Art, Kimono: Refashioning Contemporary Style, Dressed to Kill, Japanese Art

Longtime Cincinnati Art Museum docent and supporter of the arts Helen Rindsberg wins international award.

Permanent Collection Highlights: Interview with Cynthia Amnéus, Chief Curator and Curator of Fashion Arts and Textiles

by Megan Nauer


fashion, Fashion Arts & Textiles, Comme des Garcons, textiles, permanent collection

Permanent Collection Highlights with Cynthia Amnéus, Chief Curator and Curator of Fashion Arts and Textiles

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Installing New Fashion Acquisitions

by Conservation


textile conservation, Comme des Garcons, behind the scenes, conservation, fashion, textiles, recent acquisitions, new at cam, jacket, dress, tank top, clothing

In a few weeks, we are installing some recent acquisitions from CAM’s fashion collection in Gallery 150.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: 1920s Gown

by Conservation


behind the scenes, textiles, conservation, gown, Kimono: Refashioning Contemporary Style

Can you find the conservation that has been carried out for this silk chiffon gown from the 1920s?

Mounting a Fashion Exhibition

by Curatorial


curatorial, fashion, dress, exhibition design, clothing

Posted by: Curatorial

Vintage is for Everyone

by Cynthia Amnéus


Cynthia Amnéus, curatorial, Fashion Arts & Textiles, fashion, events & programs

Posted By: Cynthia Amnéus