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Category Archives: In Lab

Cleaning a painting with smoke damage 30 sec video

Cleaning smoke damage from artwork, other framed items and collectibles is a service we routinely take care of. Paintings are often darkened by discolored varnish too. This gorgeous tonalist vintage painting, about 1920, by Granville Redmond  re-emerges from the darkness … Continue reading

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Lining Large Paintings Highlighted by American Institute for the Conservation of historic and Artistic Works

An action photo of the lining process (art restoration treatment) of three 30′ paintings in this month’s header of the Facebook page of the AIC, highlighted the art conservation practice of Fine Art Conservation Laboratories. Independent art conservators are represented … Continue reading

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Family Heirloom Painting Restoration in Salt Lake City – Testimonial

“What is a painting worth” is a subject I’ve written on several times; there’s financial value, emotional value and historical value. It’s doubly nice when your emotional ties or historical connection, like with a family heirloom, is also a really … Continue reading

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Does This Painting Need To Be Cleaned?

Isn’t this girl pretty? She was painted about 1860. Note the cleaning test of varnish removal on her neck (and on the pearls). You can see that she has more problems than just yellowed varnish (in fact she has several … Continue reading

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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 | 20 Comments

Hopeless Smoke Damaged Oil Paintings Given New Life – 3 Valuable Tips

By Annia Bonifaz, Guest Blogger
Responding and taking care of smoke damaged paintings, art and antiques is a job or need with which you will require expert, professional help. This

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Re-cleaning of 19th Century Salon Painting Gave Marvelous Results

Cleaning a painting is the most common question we get. But interestingly, it seems that 80% of the projects that enter our doors are paintings that have been worked on before and have been damaged or have fallen short of … Continue reading

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Badly Ripped Gorgeous Oil Painting by Colin Campbell Cooper Repaired

The people that did this had to not know that this painting in good condition was worth at least $75,000! I mean, who treat beautiful art like this? Well… maybe I should answer my own question as I HAVE GOT … Continue reading

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Art Damaged Over and Over…

by Laura Kadi, Art Conservation Intern
When we think of accidents, we think of random, sudden events that occur at unexpected moments in our lives. Kids run around and carelessly knock into an expensive painting. A water pipe breaks, damaging … Continue reading

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