It may be hot outside, but fall is right around the corner!
This page from a Qur’an was written in the 13th century in Spain.
A visit to the workbench in textile conservation today might feel a little like visiting a fashion studio--in miniature.
Here at the Cincinnati Art Museum we recently reinstalled our Nancy and David Wolf Gallery, which showcases contemporary decorative arts.
From early on in our evolution we have been drawn to these living things that exist alongside us. From the prehistoric cave paintings of Lascaux to the modernist illustrations of Charley Harper.
Our objects conservator has been working with Andy Wolf, an intern from NYU’s graduate training program.
Our paintings conservator has been examining this little painting by John. H. Twachtman.
This blog series highlights the diverse personalities that make up the art museum’s staff.
The French novelist and playwright Jules Verne, the “Father of Science Fiction,” created an elaborate series of adventure novels that became known as Voyages Extraordinaires, which translates literally to Extraordinary Voyages.
ur paper conservator is spending the summer looking very closely at intriguing documents that will soon be on view in Collecting Calligraphy: Arts of the Islamic World.
About a month ago the Cincinnati Art Museum welcomed two new faces into our nineteenth-century European galleries – a girl with a song book in her lap and young man in uniform.
Take a peek behind the scenes—or under the rug, in this case!
A few weeks ago when we had our GE digital x-ray demo running in the Conservation department, our objects conservator brought in the spectacular Railway Engine Coffeemaker for imaging.
Here’s a detail of one of the paintings from Zaragoza’s “Retablo of Saint Peter.” At left is the same detail in normal light, after conservation.
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.
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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.
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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.