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Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Bread, Eggs, and UV Light

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9/15/2022

CAMConservation , paintings , Paul Cezanne , still lifes , paintings conservation

Look for Bread and Eggs (and onions!) to return to the permanent galleries soon.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Spot Test!

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9/1/2022

CAMConservation , cincyartmuseum , rug conservation , textile conservation

This test hinted at a dramatic difference!

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Pinocchio Takes a Bath

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8/25/2022

CAMConservation , outdoor art , outdoor sculpture , Pinocchio , Jim Dine

Earlier this month our Pinocchio sculpture received a maintenance treatment from conservators who specialize in outdoor sculpture conservation from McKay Lodge Art Conservation.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Phew!

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8/18/2022

Murillo , paintings , paintings conservation , CAMConservation , framing

The last step of conserving the large 7’ x 5’ painting by Murillo has arrived.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: The Book of Thel

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8/11/2022

William Blake , The Book of Thel , J.R.R. Tolkien , paper conservation , Haggerty Museum of Art , CAMConservation

The lesser-known book, The Book of Thel, is now featured in an exhibit in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: The Great Gallery Dust-Up

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8/4/2022

CAMConservation , textile conservation , colonial furniture , colonial dames

A whole team helped clean the galleries in a gallery-wide dust-up (or down!). Next time you visit the museum, take a minute to think about all the unseen work that goes into keeping all parts of the museum looking their best.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Jain Shrine Reveal

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7/28/2022

CAMConservation , Jain Shrine , Reveal , objects conservation , behind the scenes

This week in objects conservation: We have finished coating removal and cleaning of one of the 44 pieces of our Jain Shrine!

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Final Countdown

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7/21/2022

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Our paintings conservator dons an organic vapor mask, turns on the exhaust trunks, and begins brushing thirty-five square feet plus of painted canvas!

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: We Built A Room!

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7/7/2022

CAMConservation , art deco , made with mood , Unlocking an Art Deco Bedroom , Joseph Urban

Conservation can take you strange places--like up a ladder in a 1929 bedroom!

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: The JoLynn and Byron Gustin Gallery

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6/30/2022

behind the scenes , object conservation , objects conservation , CAMConservation

We hope you’ve enjoyed reading about their treatment progress and enjoy seeing them back in the galleries on your next visit!

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Structural Support

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6/23/2022

Murillo , paintings conservation , paintings , CAMConservation , strip lining

Now that the Murillo has been cleaned of varnish and retouching, it’s time to address its structural support, in other words, the canvas and stretcher.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Emperor Maximilian I

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6/15/2022

paper , conservation , Albrecht Dürer , CAMConservation , Joseph Urban , Unlocking an Art Deco Bedroom

When private owners generously allow the museum to display their pieces, the conservators sometimes need to put a little effort into stabilizing them before they go into the gallery. This was the case with a monumental woodcut print by Albrecht Dürer that will soon be seen in the Unlocking an Art Deco Bedroom by Joseph Urban exhibit.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Go big or go home!

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6/9/2022

CAMConservation , oversized art , historic carpets , textile conservation , textiles

This carpet is a whopping 25’ by 18,’ easily one of the largest textiles in the collection.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Varnished Villanueva

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5/26/2022

Murillo , paintings conservation , CAMConservation

Cleaning of the very large painting by the Spanish artist, Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, has begun.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: So Tiny!

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5/12/2022

CAMConservation , textile conservation , 1920s bags , behind the scenes

This beaded bag from the 1920s is in the textile conservation lab for some stabilization where some of the beading threads were broken, but it presented a special challenge...

CAM Weddings: Elayna Berry and Preston Franklin

by Katie Mitchell, Special Events Coordinator and Makenna Henehan, Hospitality and Special Events Intern

5/12/2022

wedding , CAMWeddings , ceremony , venue , rental space , Alice Bimel Courtyard , Good Story Co. , Bluewater Kings Band , Old State Farm , Clear Lighting

Elayna Berry and Preston Franklin decided to take full advantage of our gorgeous Alice Bimel Courtyard.

Cincinnati Art Museum Recognizes Mental Health Awareness Month

by Cincinnati Art Museum

5/6/2022

Mental Health Awareness , CAM programs

May is Mental Health Awareness Month,a time dedicated to reducing the stigma associated with mental and behavioral health issues.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Small But Mighty

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5/5/2022

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This week in objects conservation: In contrast to our very large Jain shrine, this week we are working on a very tiny shrine!

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Return of the Shrimp

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4/28/2022

CAMConservation , paintings conservation , Henry Mosler , varnish removal

Our paintings conservator is readying another painting for our upcoming exhibition Henry Mosler Behind the Scenes: In Celebration of the Jewish Cincinnati Bicentennial.

CAM Weddings: Sarah Wullenweber and Ronald Vieira

by Katie Mitchell, Special Events Coordinator

4/20/2022

wedding , CAMWeddings , ceremony , venue , rental space , great hall , Alice Bimel Courtyard , Samuel Greenhill , Clear Lighting , DJ Mogley

Something unique about our venue is that we have events 12 months a year, even on cold December nights. The warmth of love between Sarah Wullenweber and Ronald Vieira was captured beautifully by photographer Samuel Greenhill.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Thread Count

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4/14/2022

CAMConservation , conservation , textiles , textile conservation , jeannehallee , behind the scenes

This silk chiffon scarf--part of a dress by designer Anna Jeanne Hallée designed in 1924—is undergoing conservation for significant loss and weakness where only shreds and threads remained around the central section.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Shrine Time

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4/7/2022

behind the scenes , objects conservation , CAMConservation

This week in objects conservation: We take another look at the progress being made on our 17th C Jain Shrine.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Ladder Required

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3/31/2022

Murillo , paintings , paintings conservation , CAMConservation

Conservation has begun on one of the tallest paintings in the museum.

CAM Weddings: Audrey Moore and Zach Evans

by Katie Mitchell, Special Events Coordinator

3/24/2022

wedding , CAMWeddings , ceremony , venue , rental space , great hall , Alice Bimel Courtyard

Time has no meaning when it comes to love.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Blast Off!

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3/17/2022

CAMConservation , conservation , textile conservation , textiles , 1960s Fashion , poster dresses , paper dresses

The Fashion and Textile Collection has a new gift! And it’s part of a set!

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: 17th Century Jain Shrine

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3/10/2022

behind the scenes , object conservation , CAMConservation , Jain Shrine

This week in objects conservation: another large architectural object has entered the conservation lab!

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: A face, an egg, a patch

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3/3/2022

CAMConservation , paintings , paintings conservation , hidden_paintings

Conservation of the large still-life by an anonymous 17th century Neapolitan artist is finally finished.

CAM Weddings: Kimberly Berk and Austin Aten

by Katie Mitchell, CAM Special Events Coordinator

2/25/2022

CAMWeddings , wedding , ceremony , venue , rental space , great hall , Alice Bimel Courtyard

The painting Moret at Sunset by Alfred Sisley served as the framework for this beautiful wedding.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Packed and Ready to Go

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2/24/2022

Asian painting , Asian painting conservation , CAMConservation , art packing

More Asian paintings have moved through the paper lab on their way to be conserved by a scroll mounting specialist.