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Behind the Scenes in Conservation: The Procession Returns

by Conservation

1/21/2021

Paper conservation , Order of Cincinnatus , Eleventh Cincinnati Exposition , Panorama print , CAMConservation , behind the scenes

Last week our paper conservator visited the Contemporary Arts Center downtown to deinstall the museum’s Panorama of the Procession.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Laundry Day

by Conservation

1/15/2021

CAMConservation , Order of Cincinnatus , NamJunePaik , behind the scenes

It was laundry day in textile conservation again! This length of Korean silk is part of a sculpture by Nam June Paik (1936-2006).

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: 10th Century Ceramic Bowl

by Conservation

1/7/2021

behind the scenes , CAMConservation , lusterware , islamic ceramics , objects conservation , ceramics conservation

This bowl, from Iraq, is a beautiful example of lusterware. Luster is an iridescent effect produced by metallic oxides in the overglaze.

2020 at the Cincinnati Art Museum

by CAM Marketing Staff

12/22/2020

2020 , Year in Review , Art Climb , Animal Crossing , Romare Bearden , CAM Connect , A Happening: Day of Giving , Hank Willis Thomas: All Things Being Equal… , Frank Duveneck: American Master , Women Breaking Boundaries , Anila Agha , Gorham Silver: Designing Brilliance 1850–1970 , Treasures of the Spanish World

Despite a rollercoaster of a year, the Cincinnati Art Museum hosted a wide range of virtual and in-person experiences including our first virtual fundraiser, and opened the highly anticipated Art Climb, the new civic art space on the grounds of the museum.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: In the nick of time!

by Conservation

12/17/2020

CAMConservation , behind the scenes , varnish samples

We’re still unearthing treasures as we unpack and settle back into our renovated Paintings/Object lab.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Christmas Past, Christmas Present

by Conservation

12/10/2020

#CAMConservation , behind the scenes , Elizabeth Boott Duveneck

Soon to move from the paper lab to the gallery is a box decorated with ink and gouache by Elizabeth Boott Duveneck.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: 1920's Bedspread

by Conservation

12/3/2020

CAMconservation , textileconservation , josephurban , behind the scenes

This bedspread is getting "ready for her close-up."

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Assyrian Stone Wall Relief

by Conservation

11/19/2020

CAMConservation , behind the scenes , conservation , stone conservation , archaeological conservation , objects conservation

This stone relief dates to 883-859 BCE and depicts a divine figure wearing a horned headdress.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Cleansing the palette

by Conservation

11/12/2020

Frank Duveneck , CAMConservation , paintings conservation , palette , palette knife

A heavy layer of grime covered the surface of the thin wood panel and the remains of paint.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: 1920’s Paul Theodore Frankl Mirror

by Conservation

10/22/2020

behind the scenes , objects conservation , decorative arts , art conservation , gilding conservation , aluminum leaf , CAMConservation

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.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Conservator Choices

by Conservation

10/15/2020

CAMConservation , behind the scenes , conservation , Lorenzo Zaragoza , paintings conservation , retablo , restoration , retablo of saint peter , altarpiece

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.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Return to Storage

by Conservation

10/8/2020

behind the scenes , Lorna Simpson , Women Breaking Boundaries , waterless lithography , CAMConservation

In September the light sensitive objects that had been on display in the Women Breaking Boundaries exhibit were returned to storage.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: 1950s Shoe Condition Check

by Conservation

10/1/2020

CAMConservation , 1950s Shoes , 1950s Fashion , textile conervation , behind the scenes

In textile conservation this week, we are carrying out condition checks for a checklist of 27 pairs of women's shoes from the 1950s.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Ceramic Lion

by Conservation

9/24/2020

CAMConservation , ceramics conservation , objects conservation

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.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: From Trash to Treasure

by Conservation

9/17/2020

Lining paintings , conservation science , conservation research , behind the scenes , CAMConservation

Along with many other areas of research, conservation scientists test the materials that conservators use in treating works of art.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Étienne Hajdú Transformation

by Conservation

9/10/2020

paper conservation , embossed print , imprint on paper , Étienne Hajdú , CAMConservation

An amazing transformation took place this summer in the Paper Lab.

CAM Listens and Learns From YOU

by Kate Law, Visitor Services Office & Floor Assistant

4/29/2020

surveys , feedback , CAM Listens , membership , visitor experience

Have you ever completed a survey and wondered how it helped the organization or why they asked certain questions?

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Conservation History

by Conservation

11/21/2019

conservation , women breaking boundaries , conservation history , power of her , CAM archives , behind the scenes

CAM is proud to have one of the oldest art conservation labs in the country which started with a single, part-time paintings conservator in 1935.

Staff Picks: Brad Hawse's CAM Favorites

by Brad Hawse, Rachel Ellison

9/17/2019

Staff Highlights , behind the scenes , CAM favorites

Here are some of Brad's favorite pieces in our permanent collection!

Staff Picks: Gillean Dublow's CAM Favorites

by Gillean Dublow, Rachel Ellison

7/23/2019

staff highlights , behind the scenes , CAM favorites

Here are some of Gillean's favorite pieces in our permanent collection!

Staff Picks: Monica Bober's CAM Favorites

by Monica Bober, Rachel Ellison

5/13/2019

Staff Highlights , Google Cultural Institute , CAM favorites

Here are some of Monica's favorite pieces in our permanent collection!

Staff Picks: Carola Bell's CAM Favorites

by Carola Bell

4/22/2019

Staff Highlights , Google Cultural Institute , CAM favorites , behind the scenes

Here are some of Carola's favorite pieces in our permanent collection!

Staff Picks: Andrew Palamara's CAM Favorites

by Andrew Palamara, Rachel Ellison

3/15/2019

Staff Highlights , Google Cultural Institute , CAM favorites

Here are some of Andrew's favorite pieces in our permanent collection!

Staff Picks: Rachel Ellison's CAM Favorites

by Rachel Ellison

1/22/2019

cincinnati art museum staff , inside look , CAM favorites

This blog series highlights the diverse personalities that make up the art museum’s staff.

Staff Picks: Erin Geideman's CAM Favorites

by Erin Geideman

7/26/2018

cincinnati art museum staff , inside look , CAM favorites

This blog series highlights the diverse personalities that make up the art museum’s staff.