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.
It’s time for a bath in textile conservation.
In Objects Conservation: This 19th C carved wooden box is in the lab undergoing conservation before display in an upcoming reinstallation of our South Asian Art Galleries.
This summer, Michelle Leung has the amazing opportunity to intern here in textile conservation, funded through the generosity of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Catch this newly stabilized object back on display in the Islamic galleries later this year!
Woman’s folk costume, 1900-1950, Korea, glazed linen; Gift of Mrs. Charles F. Mosher, 1966.1505ab
This week in objects conservation: Anytime an object is selected for display our objects conservator assesses its condition to determine whether it is stable, or whether it needs conservation treatment before display.
These two ceramic pieces have the same condition issues we see in many ceramic objects conserved in the early to mid 20th C.
This week we have a 16th C mug decorated with ships, seas, and animals.
Precision dyeing and color-matching is an important part of textile conservation and this week, we have a dyed-to-match success to report for this silk Argentine flag from the Elizabeth Hawes Flag Dress.
This week we have an 18thC Islamic ceramic vessel with beautiful underglaze decoration.
Conservation of the 24 “Dollyver” family member is finally complete!
This week in objects conservation: this 16th century Iznik plate is in the lab receiving treatment.
22 pairs of women’s shoes from the 1950s are being prepared for an appearance in the galleries.
The lab is full of architectural stones as we get ready to reinstall our Nabataean galleries.
Last week our paper conservator visited the Contemporary Arts Center downtown to deinstall the museum’s Panorama of the Procession.
It was laundry day in textile conservation again! This length of Korean silk is part of a sculpture by Nam June Paik (1936-2006).
This bowl, from Iraq, is a beautiful example of lusterware. Luster is an iridescent effect produced by metallic oxides in the overglaze.
For the past several years, the Cincinnati Art Museum has been a host site for the Ohio History Service Corps (OHSC), an AmeriCorps program dedicated to preserving local history across the state of Ohio.
We’re still unearthing treasures as we unpack and settle back into our renovated Paintings/Object lab.
Soon to move from the paper lab to the gallery is a box decorated with ink and gouache by Elizabeth Boott Duveneck.
This bedspread is getting "ready for her close-up."
The Green Team was founded in early 2019 by an interdepartmental team of museum staff dedicated to creating sustainable practices within the museum.
This stone relief dates to 883-859 BCE and depicts a divine figure wearing a horned headdress.
Born in Clayton, Alabama in 1898, Ann Lowe was an African American fashion designer, but few know her name.
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.
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.
Along with many other areas of research, conservation scientists test the materials that conservators use in treating works of art.