We hope you’ve enjoyed reading about their treatment progress and enjoy seeing them back in the galleries on your next visit!
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.
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.
This carpet is a whopping 25’ by 18,’ easily one of the largest textiles in the collection.
Cleaning of the very large painting by the Spanish artist, Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, has begun.
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...
This week in objects conservation: In contrast to our very large Jain shrine, this week we are working on a very tiny shrine!
Our paintings conservator is readying another painting for our upcoming exhibition Henry Mosler Behind the Scenes: In Celebration of the Jewish Cincinnati Bicentennial.
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.
This week in objects conservation: We take another look at the progress being made on our 17th C Jain Shrine.
Conservation has begun on one of the tallest paintings in the museum.
The Fashion and Textile Collection has a new gift! And it’s part of a set!
This week in objects conservation: another large architectural object has entered the conservation lab!
Conservation of the large still-life by an anonymous 17th century Neapolitan artist is finally finished.
More Asian paintings have moved through the paper lab on their way to be conserved by a scroll mounting specialist.
It’s true that fashions come back around!
This week in the objects conservation lab: A beautiful wooden cabinet inlaid with ivory and brass.
Here’s another close encounter in the paintings conservation studio that you would be unlikely to see in our galleries.
It’s getting weavy weird in the textile conservation lab this week!
This week in objects conservation, we’re doing the finishing touches to the 100+ objects being installed in our newly renovated Ancient Middle East Gallery, opening Saturday, December 18.
Be sure to stop by Gallery 227 to see Still Life in Blue with Lemon after its visit to Conservation.
While reviewing recent acquisitions of works on paper with the curators, our paper conservator decided to share a few of the pieces here, since they won’t be going on exhibit in the near future
We’ve come a long way on the treatment of the Elizabeth Hawes flag dress! If
Usually, clothing is tailored to fit the body. But in the museum, we tailor a body to fit the clothing!
Catch this object on view later this year when our Nabatean collections return to the galleries.
Conservators strive to ensure that their conservation treatments will preserve each artwork for numerous decades or, we hope, even longer.
The print is now on its way to the Smithsonian Museum of American Art in Washington, D.C. with three other Cincinnati Art Museum pieces for exhibit in Sargent, Whistler, and Venetian Glass: American Artists and the Magic of Murano.
The Potluck is ready to serve!
In the objects conservation lab this week: we have a beautiful, though heavily tarnished, 19th C silver bowl in the lab being treated before going on display next year.
“Blossoms” has just received its new frame, so look for it to pop up on the wall of our American galleries in the near future.