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Category Archives: Consultations

WPA mural experts say painted over school art was vandalism

Recognized as a national expert in mural conservation, CNN and the New Jersey Herald call Scott M. Haskins to review details (fact check) of the article and quote him…
National News   http://www.njherald.com/article/20180616/AP/306169936

Posted in Consultations, Expert Witness/Legal Testimony, FACL in the media, Historic Buildings - Construction Sites, Murals, Professional activities | Tagged | Leave a comment

Saving and Preserving Collectibles, Heirlooms and Memorabilia from Montecito’s Mudslides of Interest to the New York Times

The New York Time’s Visit to Santa Barbara and Their Interest In The Story of Saving and Preserving Collectibles and Heirlooms from Montecito’s Mudslides
by Phillip Justice, Guest Blogger
 

Posted in Consultations, Disaster/Emergency Response, In Lab, Professional activities | 20 Comments

Varnishing a Mural – Antigraffiti Measures- Protecting Public Art Testimonial

This educational article is of value to artists planning to paint a mural in a public location. It is also invaluable for public offices and departments planning to place public art. Fine Art Conservation Laboratories (FACL, Inc.) has a 3 … Continue reading

Posted in Consultations, Murals | Tagged | 28 Comments

Valuable Exquisite 150 Year Old Painting Destroyed by Careless Handling and Shipping

Damage to artwork from careless handling, lousy packing and then shipping is completely avoidable… and you’d think that an exquisitely painted, $75,000.00 valued oil painting would automatically be treasured and cared for!
This extensive damage which resulted from lack of care … Continue reading

Posted in Consultations, In Lab, Painting on canvas | Tagged | 23 Comments

Mural Restoration Expert Appointed by the City of Los Angeles

Public Art Division –
City of Los Angeles Art Collection Appoints
Fine Art Conservation Laboratories

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People ask me, “Do I still do the painting restoration work?”

By Scott M. Haskins, Head of Conservation
I’m asked fairly often, since I travel so much, do I ever do the actual art conservation work on paintings. The short answer is:

If you count the treatments we do on murals then, yes, … Continue reading

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Art Conservation UV Analysis of Modern Painting Before Sale At Auction

Standard operating procedure and due diligence for art collectors, curators etc should be the inspection of the artwork , BEFORE ACQUISITION, with a black light (also known as a UV light). But contemporary and modern art often pose weird and … Continue reading

Posted in Consultations, Research and Authentication | Tagged | 19 Comments

Virginia Haskins Panizzon Painting Conservator

Those that connect with Fine Art Conservation Laboratories already know Virginia, probably. She’s good at everything, including connecting with clients. A business properly run is a “team sport” and here’s a fun illustration of why:

You may find interesting Virginia’s background… … Continue reading

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After Mural Restoration in California The Horse Breakers by Fletcher Martin is again in Lamesa, TX!

By Wilson Jackson, Guest Blogger
A valuable Depression Era oil-on-canvas-glued-to-a-wall mural called “The Horse Breakers” by renown artist Fletcher Martin, painted way back in 1939, is back in it’s original community of Lamesa, TX after it was removed from a wall … Continue reading

Posted in Consultations, Historic Buildings - Construction Sites, In Lab, Murals, Travel | Tagged | 21 Comments

Painting Restoration and Conservation – Chapman College in Orange County- Hilbert Museum of California Art

Professional painting restoration and conservation is a valuable service that is often searched for by asking for referrals from esteemed art dealers, museums and auction houses. But sometimes, the referral is no better than simply asking your hairdresser, depending if … Continue reading

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