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Author Archives: Scott M. Haskins

About Scott M. Haskins

Scott Haskins has been in professional art conservation since 1975, specializing in the conservation/restoration of easel paintings, murals and art on paper. FACL, Inc. is known nationally for doing A+ work no matter the size or difficulty of the project. We are happy to do a quick cleaning on a family heirloom. Our client list and resume is also full of very satisfied clients of large, difficult/complicated projects at remote locations. Excellent services are also available as an Expert Witness/Legal Testimony in art related matters. Consultation on art related projects occur regularly including extensive insurance evaluations for insured or insurer. Services are offered worldwide. Scott M. Haskins is also author of the “Save Your Stuff” series, educational information, materials and supplies to help people protect and save their treasured family heirlooms and collectibles at home and office. He can be reached at 805 564 3438. Video and written testimonials at http://www.fineartconservationlab.com/testimonials/

Oil and Acrylic Paintings on Canvas Bulls-eye Cracking Patterns – What they tell an Art Collector

What caused it?
How long does it take to show up after the artwork has been hit?

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Filming PBS Program on Rare Historic Oil Paintings of Missions of CA that Survived Horrific Circumstances, Painting Restoration Riverside at Mission Inn

The PBS program “Uncovered in the Archives” Producer called me a month or so ago all excited about something he considered to be super-interesting and important to report on: he heard there was a collection of 19thcentury paintings of the … Continue reading

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Art Restoration Services, San Diego

This last week I was in San Diego, CA visiting clients and making new connections in the painting conservation profession and for the first time decided to stay at a downtown Marriott Hotel. Downtown is quite the urban cement jungle … Continue reading

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Art Conservation Cleaning of Artwork With Saliva Wins Chemistry Harvard’s Ig Nobel Prize

Painting restoration and cleaning artwork is the subject of what we suspect is humor from Harvard. The award was reported in “Chemistry World” which has been given out since 1991 called the “Ig® Nobel Prize”, “For achievements that first make people … Continue reading

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“This guy has an art restoration company with an entrepreneurial spirit” Tom Antion interviews Scott M. Haskins

Tom Antion, one of the most successful Internet marketers in the world interviews Scott M. Haskins, Entrepreneur, Fine Art Conservator (an internationally renowned painting restoration firm that provides a variety of professional services on artwork and murals, including disaster response … Continue reading

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Renown Painting Restorer from Madrid, Spain Julia Betancor Collaborates In Our Lab

After a meeting at the national annual conference for the American Institute for Conservation (AIC) in Chicago and a visit in Madrid and Toledo, Spain, renown painting conservator Julia Betancor was invited to come to our lab in Santa Barbara, … Continue reading

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National Air and Space Museum Mural Removal Art Conservation Expert Consultation

At the end of 2017, I received a phone call from the general contractor organizing the renovation of the Smithsonian museum’s the National Air and Space Museum in Washington DC. The renovation would include the mural removal of 5 enormous … Continue reading

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Fine Art Conservator, Scott M. Haskins, interviewed on Santa Barbara News Press Radio

Santa Barbara New Press Radio KZSB 1290 AM interviewed me this morning with veteran host and art appraiser Elizabeth Stewart on the “Art and Antiques Radio Program”
 Given the abundance of very destructive disasters in our area recently (two wildfires and the Montecito … Continue reading

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Beautiful Underwater Mural Cleaned and Coated For Protection And Preservation


Octopus and sharks in art… This is a mural that Fine Art Conservation Laboratoriescleaned and coated for protection for long term preservation in Santa Monica, California during the last couple of days. While this mural is not at risk for … Continue reading

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Amateur Art Restoration Ruins Artwork… Again!!!

U.S. & WORLD report

“Amateur restoration attempt ruins artwork,” ABC reports during Action News on July 1, 2018 as did dozens of other international news sources including U.S. & World Report
Their warning and coaching for you? “Recruiting an amateur to restore … Continue reading

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