About Our Hosts
The Cincinnati Art Museum is one of the oldest art museums in the United States. Founded in 1881, it was the first purpose-built art museum west of the Alleghenies. Its collection of over 67,000 works spanning 6,000 years of human history make it one of the most comprehensive collections in the Midwest. (From Wikipedia.)
Meeting attendees can get free entrance to the special exhibition Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion, so please stop by the front desk and tell the attendant that you are part of the Midwest Regional Conservation Guild to pick up a complimentary ticket. General admission is free. The conservation department here, open for tours Friday afternoon, is one of the oldest in the country!
The Preservation Lab: a conservation and preservation laboratory conceived and operated as an equally-shared collaborative resource between the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County (PLCH) and University of Cincinnati Libraries (UCL). Lab staff work on both collections, and the two institutions provide mutual support for disaster recovery, enjoy the benefits of pooled resources, and offer their services to other cultural heritage institutions.
Friday night we will be gathering for a reception and tour of the Cincinnati Observatory, a National Historic Landmark housing the oldest public telescope in the United States. Stick around afterwards if you’d like to participate in their Astronomy Friday stargazing session! (8:00—9:30 p.m., $7). http://www.cincinnatiobservatory.org
A Saturday afternoon walking tour of the Over-the-Rhine historic neighborhood will be part of the meeting this year! https://www.americanlegacytours.com/queen-city-underground/
Please see our Logistics Page for parking, directions, and other useful information.
If you are able to spend a little extra time in Cincinnati, the city has a lot to offer. Here is a sample.
- Downtown Cincinnati will be lit up during the BLINK art, light and projection mapping event beginning October 12: http://www.blinkcincinnati.com/.
- Cincinnati has a wealth of historic buildings. The Harriet Beecher Stowe House, not far from the hotel is in the process of revealing original details of the house in preparation for a major renovation: http://stowehousecincy.org/index.html. Another nearby site is the William Howard Taft House: https://www.nps.gov/wiho/index.htm.
- Shakespeare’s First Folio will be on display at Cincinnati Museum Center, housed in historic Union Terminal: http://www.cincymuseum.org/.
- Get your fill of fine art at one or more of Cincinnati’s museums—Taft Museum of Art: http://www.taftmuseum.org/, Contemporary Arts Center: https://www.contemporaryartscenter.org/, and the Cincinnati Art Museum: http://www.cincinnatiartmuseum.org/.
Follow the links below for information about:
- Symposium Schedule
- Presentation Titles and Abstracts
- Hotel Accommodations
- Emerging Professionals Scholarship
- Logistics: Carpooling, Parking, Directions, and Instructions
- Things to do in Cincinnati (plus information about our host institutions)