As we prepare for Halloween this week, here's a scary story from textile conservation!
This week in objects conservation we return to the 1920’s Paul Theodore Frankl mirror. The aluminum leaf on the base and frame is easily abraded and during its use, suffered from normal wear and tear.
Enjoy this Ghost Tour Guide, if you dare...
While the paintings conservation studio is under renovation, we thought you might like a look at an example of the choices that conservators can face.
In September the light sensitive objects that had been on display in the Women Breaking Boundaries exhibit were returned to storage.
In textile conservation this week, we are carrying out condition checks for a checklist of 27 pairs of women's shoes from the 1950s.
With incisive clarity, Thomas asks us to see and challenge systems of inequality that are woven into the fabric of contemporary life.
This ceramic lion has been in the lab getting ready for an upcoming gallery rotation, meaning when a group of works from our permanent collection are ‘rotated’ onto view in a gallery.
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 huge quilt and its neighbors in CAM’s new exhibition "Hank Willis Thomas: All Things Being Equal" are lit up brighter than you might be accustomed to seeing museum textiles.
This summer, the Art Museum acquired this Protest Platter designed by local artist Terence Hammonds.
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.
Get a little artsy with your next video conference call.
Did you know that one of the most important parts of conservation is keeping a detailed and thorough record of every treatment?
Have you ever completed a survey and wondered how it helped the organization or why they asked certain questions?