While in Houston for the annual meeting of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC), our paper conservator had the opportunity to use her expertise to help a small museum.
In October 2015, when I first visited Xian and the First Emperor’s mausoleum, the two bronze Chariots and horses were among the objects that fascinated me the most.
Last week, Conservation was lucky enough to have an on-site demonstration of digital x-ray by Cory Morriss from GE and Scott Hunley of RCON NDT.
Following World War I the style known as Art Deco rose in popularity. Originating in France, Art Deco was a response to the style known as Art Nouveau, which was characterized by its organic and curvilinear lines.
There was a mysterious alteration in this painting. This is a detail of the bottom (also no pun intended) right corner of a nude study by Frank Duveneck, taken while the painting was being cleaned.
Among the beloved early-twentieth-century Rookwood murals, fireplace and fountain in The Procter & Gamble Gallery (G126), you’ll now find a striking new addition: The Living Room Fireplace.
This spring in paper conservation, we’re looking at a print of Cincinnati, a view of the city from across the river in Kentucky.
The dye recipe catalog is an important tool in a textile conservation lab.
Posted by: Shelly Sheats Harkness
Posted by: Amy Cholkas
Artists have been fascinated by various modes of transportation throughout time, but the bicycle in particular has a way of capturing the imagination.
This week in objects conservation we revisit our stone sculpture of an eagle wrestling a serpent.
Posted by: Summer Gollar and Drew Yakscoe
Treat your mother to a wonderful day at the Cincinnati Art Museum!
When a conservator cleans a painting it’s usually described as using solvents to remove varnish and grime layers.
When we think of photographs, we usually picture a piece of paper, often of a size that can be mounted in an album or framed and hung on the wall of our home.
Posted by: Conservation
“Spring is here with us. In little wafts it touches the trees and hedges, giving us a feeling of a certainty that it is here for always, and that we have left behind us the cold and wet of winter…”
Once a year our objects conservation team cleans the Rio Delle Torreselle Chandelier by Dale Chihuly.
"As a volunteer, I have the opportunity to inspire people and connect our communities through the power of art. I am also enriched and rewarded by the experience."
Posted by: Terry Haynes-Toney
This portrait by French artist Jean Baptiste-Camille Corot has been on the blog before and now treatment of the painting and frame are finished.
Director of Marketing and Communications Jill E. Dunne tells the story of her exciting trip to China in preparation for the Terracotta Army exhibition at CAM.
While listening to forecasts of a winter storm last week, the paper conservator was enjoying this view of Eden Park’s Mirror Lake in the height of summer.
Cincinnati Art Museum will be open on Easter Sunday.
When the museum is closed to visitors, CAM staff uses the Great Hall for photography large pieces.
Posted by: Julie Aronson, Curator of American Paintings, Sculpture and Drawings
This decorative folding fan is in the objects conservation lab for treatment.
Posted by: Liz Lloyd
Our paintings conservator is rounding up the final bits and pieces that comprise the 15th century Spanish altarpiece, the Retablo of Saint Peter.