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If you have studied art, collect paintings, visit museums, love period films, favor historic preservation of old buildings and are interested in restoration and preserving the past… YOU WILL FIND THESE NEXT TWO VIDEOS MOST INTERESTING!

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Questions? Call Scott M. Haskins, Art Conservator and Author

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Analysis for condition/authenticity

Art related insurance evaluations – damage assessments

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Art conservation services

Expert witness, legal testimony and consultation work

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One of the techniques used by conservators to evaluate art and determine previous restorations is a UV black light. Learn about a new UV light, NEW INFO!

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Scott M. Haskins, Virginia Panizzon,

Oriana Montemurro – Art Conservators

Call us at 805  564  3438 office  or 805  570  4140 mobile

(Scott’s mobile – after hours and on weekends OK)

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  3. Scott M. Haskins says:

    Yes, Leif, we have a couple of diagnostic tools that may help. Call me to discuss 805 570 4140

  4. L.Fischer says:

    i have this very old Oil Painting but the Signature of the famous Artist ist not quiet readable.
    I wonder if you could help me with that.

    Kind regards

  5. Scott M. Haskins says:

    We invite guest bloggers who write ON-TOPIC but we do not pay for content.If you would like to discuss with me to contribute an article 500-2000 words of an interesting, on topic article with photos, please contact me at
    Best wishes

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    If you like the ideas i put forward, i will provide you with high-quality free content/articles. In exchange, all i expect is a back link from within the main body of the article.

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  7. Scott M. Haskins says:

    Mr. Otten, feel free to give me a call to discuss. 805 564 3438 Scott M. Haskins

  8. J Otten says:

    white spots have maliciously and generously dripped on my dewey albinson oil painting. I think it’s white paint (it has texture) but don’t really know. can that be fixed, and if so would the expense of the fix be more than the value of the painting. thank you.

  9. Sara Morin says:

    Hi Scott,

    Thank you so much for taking the time to speak with me about ways in which I can remove paint safely and effectively off of a brick mural. The ideas bounced around were unique and will hopefully resolve the problem!

  10. Meredith Koss says:

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  11. Scott M. Haskins says:

    Thanks Pastor David,
    Best wishes to you with your project. And thanks for leaving a nice comment.

  12. I had come across Scott Haskin’s contact information while researching how to remove a mural from our church wall. I had seen a video of the process involved in such an undertaking, but needed to have several questions answered before we could even begin to proceed. Scott was not only knowledgeable of the process, but was able to answer every question I had regarding how to have the painting evaluated, the costs involved, and all of the possible variables that might arise throughout the entire process. I now know who to contact, where to connect with a company that can facilitate the removal of the painting should we decide it is worth it to do so. I highly recommend giving Scott a call regarding this or any art conservation questions or projects you may need completed.

  13. Scott M. Haskins says:

    Yes, let talk on the phone. 805 564 3438

  14. Stefanie Hassett says:

    My dad has a painting done by his great-great aunt in the late 1800’s that I would like to get cleaned for him. It’s very dark from years of exposure. We believe it’s oil on wood, is that something you could/would do? Thank you.

  15. Scott M. Haskins says:

    We offer entry level services and analysis such as IR, UV, pigment ID, stereomicroscopy and research but the attribution must come from an accepted authority on the artist or time period.

  16. Amanda says:

    I was just wondering if u guys authenticate art

  17. Debbie Tabor Hoffman says:

    I spoke to Scott today. He was extremely helpful, even with my OCD. He explained what he believes is the next step of identification process I should follow to confirm the date of my 16th century painting. He has remarkable patience. I’m delighted with the call. He gave me renewed direction.

  18. Bradley Mugar says:

    Scott was a big help. He shared valuable information with us and helped point us in the right direction. Scott also shed light on incorrect information that is commonly shared with people about protecting art. Thank you so much.

  19. Lisa Gefken says:

    I recently purchased (rescued ) a beautiful old painting even though it was damaged. I searched the internet for some info on repairing it and found FACL . After sending off some photos and questions, I was so happy to receive an email and a phone call right away from Scott himself.
    He took the time to explain my options and exactly what results I could hope to achieve with each level of repair , as well as what I could expect to spend. He explained several methods with which to get my painting to him, how to carefully package it, and also some recommendations for finding out more information about the piece. I was so impressed with everything about our interaction. I am not a wealthy art collector with a high end project for him, but I was treated like a may as well have been ! What a refreshing and lovely experience. I can’t wait to have my painting restored.

  20. Kerry Cobb says:

    Thank you so much for your assistance in pointing me in the right direction. The tapestry I have that needs cleaning is a one of a kind and have never seen anything like it. Your recommendations are greatly appreciated and I will let you know how my search turns out.
    Best Regards,

  21. Scott M. Haskins says:

    Yes, Barbara, we should talk about it. Call me on my mobile 805 570 4140
    Thanks for leaving your comment.

  22. Barbara Barrett says:

    I have inherited a gilt on wood rococo parcour mirror that has been that has been appraised but not been dated more precisely than that general description and also has not been assigned a country of origin. It is rather large, ornate and heavy with an interesting back story (as to how it got to me) – but nothing further back than that. I live in L.A..
    1) Do you think your service would be able to determine anything more precise about the mirror’s origins?
    2) Can such frames be cleaned , (rather than needing restoration i.e., releafing) and is that something that you do?
    I have photos that I can send, of course, thank you.

  23. Scott M. Haskins says:

    Thanks for inquiring Dennis. Let’s talk on the phone. My mobile number is 805 570 4140. I’d be happy to work with you.

  24. Scott M. Haskins says:

    Thanks for checking in Tom. is my email. TTYS

  25. Tom Lamb says:

    Checking in to make sure I have your current email address, as I just sent a couple of emails – one to you and one to the Festival of Arts

    Scott Haskins

  26. Dennis Gerber says:

    Hi, this is Dennis with The Furniture Doctor, and we have a customer that has a large 60×20″ family portrait on canvas that has been stretched and has a crease in it. We were wondering if you could repair it?

  27. Scott M. Haskins says:

    Thanks Jim. I’ll call you right away.

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