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Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Jain Shrine Update

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11/17/2022

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This week in objects conservation: Almost 12 months from when we first started the treatment, half of the Jain shrine has been conserved, and a new batch of pieces has moved into the lab to begin treatment.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: The British Invasion... of Conservation

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11/10/2022

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Our paintings conservator has just begun a big multi-year project, teaming with curators and other scholars, to examine CAM’s collection of 65+ paintings by British artists.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Seeing Spots

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10/27/2022

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Our textile conservator got to wear all these “hats” this week to address some spots on this settee in Gallery 209, the British portraiture gallery.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: A Pair of Ceramic Jars

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10/20/2022

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These large jars are in rough shape and are currently in the lab for some major repairs.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Women at the Races

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10/6/2022

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Look for the recently conserved painting in our gallery soon.

Behind the Scenes in the South Asian Galleries

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9/29/2022

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Take a peek into preparations for the reopening of the South Asian Galleries, December 2023.

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

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9/15/2022

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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

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This test hinted at a dramatic difference!

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Phew!

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8/18/2022

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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

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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

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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

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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: The JoLynn and Byron Gustin Gallery

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6/30/2022

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Glue Be Gone

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5/19/2022

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Our paper conservator’s challenge is to remove enough yellow discoloration from the paper so that it is closer to its original color and more closely matches the other prints in the group.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: So Tiny!

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5/12/2022

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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...

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

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

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Mexican Girl by Jose Ignacio Aquirre

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4/21/2022

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Mexican Printmakers 1920s to 1950s is on display until August 14, where you can see this print and learn about Aguirre and his fellow artists.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Thread Count

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4/14/2022

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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

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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

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

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Once upon a time…

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3/24/2022

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A group of illustrations of Brothers Grimm fairy tales were prepared for matting.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Blast Off!

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3/17/2022

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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

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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

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