Fine Art Conservation Laboratories (FACL, Inc.) Fine art conservation, painting conservation, art restoration Sun, 29 Nov 2015 17:37:35 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Fine art conservation, painting conservation, art restoration Fine Art Conservation Laboratories (FACL, Inc.) no Fine art conservation, painting conservation, art restoration Fine Art Conservation Laboratories (FACL, Inc.) Art Conservation Training in Italy – A tribute to Laura Mora Wed, 11 Nov 2015 18:45:34 +0000 Continue reading ]]> IMG_4953

During my years of acquiring a masters degree level education in art conservation of paintings (easle paintings and murals) at ENAIP in Italy (1975-1978) our Lombardy Province government sponsored program was in collaboration with the Istituto Centrale del Restauro (ICR), the Rome based Italian National art conservation lab. The various satellite centers to the head lab in Rome were overseen by ICR directors Laura and Paolo Mora (passed away in 1998). Laura’s passing in May of this year and the recent tribute in the Getty Conservation Institute Newsletter brought to mind those exciting days of my education.

I remember meeting with Mrs. Mora many times under her tutelage both theoretical and practical. She was always thorough, professional, available to teach and with a sense of humor. I remember her saying that “I love Paraloid B72 (an acrylic resin) so much that I’d put it on my breakfast toast.”

Knowing her extensive contribution to the professional field of art conservation, I feel lucky to have known her and I appreciate greatly her contribution to our field.

Scott M. Haskins

Tributo a Laura Mora

Nel mio periodo all”ENAIP (1975-1978) il nostro programma era organizzato con la collaborazione del Istituto Centrale del Restauro (ICR) a Roma sotto la sorveglianza di Laura (e Paolo) Mora. Con la mancanza della Signora Mora quest’anno in maggio (Paolo e’ venuto a mancare nel 1998) e il tributo del Getty Conservation Institute (GCI) nell’ultimo Newsletter, mi sta venendo in mente le tante visite che abbiamo fatto a ICR per partecipare nella tutela della Signora Mora. Era sempre professionale ma con un senso di umorismo. Mi ricordo che mi ha espresso, “Mi piace cosi’ tanto il Paraloid B72 che lo metterei sul pane tostato di prima colazione.” Apprezzo molto il suo contributo alla nostra professione e la sua accoglienza in quei anni.

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Hopeless Smoke Damaged Paintings Given New Life – 3 Valuable Tips Tue, 03 Nov 2015 04:36:33 +0000 Continue reading ]]> By Annia Bonifaz, Guest BloggerAnnia Bonifaz

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

Smoke Damaged Office with Artwork

Smoke Damaged Office with Artwork

article tells about a couple of recent true-life stories designed to save you tons of $ and distress. Take the coaching to heart and plan ahead to avoid bigger problems if you have the misfortune to have to deal with this situation (act… don’t react!). The problem is aggravated, especially, if you have in your possession the property of others (artwork on consignment, for example). Actually, both of these stories tell of a fire NEXT door that affected the collection of art in question.

1st Story (Take note if you live in a condo or have art located in a business)
After the fire, a new roof on the old building was required. This obviously affected everyone under the roof. Even though the artwork in question next door to the fire was not damaged in the fire, the clean up and repairs were going to impact the art gallery. As the landlord and roofing company planned the work, it was clear they had no idea about protecting artwork or the value… and therefore the potential liability. (1st tip) It was the responsibility of the lessee to inform them of the precautions that needed to be taken!! In this case, the gallery owner had an art conservator that he knew and he related the detailed instructions and precautions to the roofing company… who ignored him. The response was, “This isn’t our first rodeo, we’ve done this before and know what we are doing.” Fortunately, the gallery owner did not back down and read the “riot act” to him, let him know he was going to be liable and related the dialog to the landlord. This up front dialog with all concerned (and a threatened law suit up front), saved the gallery owner the cost of a massive clean up when the roofing project “didn’t go the way the roofing company thought” which was a $25K bill plus reimbursement for downtime. (2nd tip) A specialized professional in the gallery owner’s pocket gave him credibility.

2nd Story
Just this morning, as I was writing this article, I got a phone call from a gallery in New York (I’m in CA). The fire next door to him smoked his inventory badly. He got lucky and was being assisted by the disaster response company, ServPro who had declined to handle and clean the artwork admitting that the liability was too high and that artwork is not within their training. Interestingly, when a company says this to a client, it inspires the client to believe that the contractor tells him the truth and can be trusted! (Tips #3) The gallery owner was doing exactly the right thing by searching out a professional art conservator with disaster response experience. The art conservator that he knew didn’t know anything about disaster response (handling lots of objects (possibly damaged) all at once which includes packing, safe handling, safe storage practices and may include handling items exposed to toxic materials). In our phone conversation I referred him to the website for the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC) which has a referral program for someone closest to him.

During Cleaning of Smoke Damaged Still lifeAfter Cleaning Smoke Damaged Still life

Left photo – During removal of smoke damage…
Right photo – After cleaning, it regained 100% of its original value and is in perfect condition.


As an example of the capabilities of a high quality art conservation lab, the above photo shows a painting that was written off by the insurance company as a total loss, but was beloved by the owner. Fortunately, the disaster response company (ServPro) realized that they did not have the expertise to clean the artwork and didn’t muck around with futile attempts. Fine Art Conservation Laboratories is specialized in the handling, evaluating, testing and cleaning of artwork. This photo is a during cleaning shot. The final result was perfect with little or no inpainting (retouching) required. Obviously, the painting conservators were heroes for the clients and ServPro!

Here is an article from an Insurance Broker who specializes in Fine Art and Antiques policies with tips in filing a claim:

Before- Smoke Damaged AncestorAfter- Smoke Damaged Ancestor

Left – After the painting was cleaned by a restorer who didn’t know anything about the secrets of removing smoke damage from valuable and sensitive art.
Right – After it was cleaned a second time by Fine Art Conservation Laboratories.



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Mural Restoration Expert Consultation Tue, 08 Sep 2015 21:40:59 +0000 Continue reading ]]> FACL travels nationally to discuss and undertake mural conservation projects. Here’s a testimonial from a small project in Western Texas

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Professional Art Restoration Painting Conservation Door to Door Service Tue, 01 Sep 2015 02:42:52 +0000 Continue reading ]]>

“Consultation at home or office at no charge?!?!”

“You pick up and deliver?”

We get around…

Our circulation through the areas listed below is done so often and effortlessly by our office that we consider these “our backyard:” Santa Monica and West LA, Beverly Hills, Hollywood, The Marina District, Silver Lake, Los Angeles… then on to Orange Country; Tustin, the beach cities around Newport to Laguna, San Juan Capistrano to San Diego.

In the Monterey-Camel area we are well known and admired for our work with both the cities of Monterey and Carmel, The Maritime Museum and The Monterey Museum of Art, many of the art galleries that sell vintage art and many many private clients.

We also provide pick and delivery service to the Las Vegas area, mostly concentrating on private clients, insurance companies (claims adjusters) and corporate collections.

Salt Lake City (and the Provo-Orem area) has been our familiar stomping grounds since 1978. We do continuous work for several departments of the LDS-Mormon Church, for the State of Utah and its museums, we connect often with Christiansen Fine Art Gallery and the Springville Museum of Art; we enjoy meeting with private collectors and anytime we are called…

So, let us answer your art conservation restoration questions!  Contact info 805 564 3438

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Cowboy Rodeo WPA Mural To Be Removed_Art Conservation Consultation and Painting Restoration in Texas Sat, 22 Aug 2015 00:07:20 +0000 Continue reading ]]>

While I enjoy the high profile jobs with important or even famous artwork I LOVE to work with small communities to save their public art. This art is often very important to the locals… maybe the only historical art in the community. Such was the case in the town of Lamesa Texas that has an old post office that is slated for demolition.

I’m often asked, over the phone or by email, “How much does it cost to remove a mural from a wall.” Well, we may be experts but giving an estimate a 1000 miles away from the project, sight unseen is beyond the magic that we like to perform. Perhaps they ask me for this quote because they think its a construction type bid that has a standardized catalog of hours and costs per square foot much like putting up wall board or running electrical wires. Not so.

In fact, in the Socialist Republic of California, Art Conservation is considered a “Professional Services” field and is not issued a contractor’s license even though other contractors that do decorative painting and other tasks in historical properties are required. This sets up another discussion about art conservation services being bonded. Performance bonds are almost never required and I’ve never heard of a professional art conservator not finishing a project or stiffing a client on a contract (though I have heard of a non professional hack/quack that did).

Since there is no licensing by the national professional organization, The American Institute of Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC), it requires a little research to nail down who is professional or not. Scrutinizing past work, talking to references and referrals is always good. And requiring that the person in charge of the art conservation services is a “Professional Associate of the AIC” are all good ways to confirm you are working with a professional and is something the Big Boys do (major General Contractors, government contracts etc).

We look forward to discussing with you your project!

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Scott Haskins Inpainting Water Damage

Scott Haskins Inpainting Water Damage

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Authentic WPA Mural of “Old West” Art Conservation Consultation and Project Planning Fri, 21 Aug 2015 16:30:22 +0000 Continue reading ]]> Click to see short video

In South Central Utah among the red earth table top landscape filled with dinosaur bones, there is an old coal mining town with a surprisingly good quality WPA mural.

dinosaur skeleton in Price Utah

The panorama historical WPA mural is 4′ high and 200′ feet long and depicts the life of the area’s original pioneers and cowboys… truly a time capsule of the Old West. Renown artist, Lynn Fausett, a native of Price, Utah was just the right person in 1938 to pull together this historically accurate mural of his country.

In the pre-war years of 1930’s, the Works Progress Administration (the name was changed to the Work Projects Administration a year after it got started) funded a municipal building in Price that was the perfect place for Fausett’s talents and vision for the mural. Based on photos, entries in archives and his own personal experiences, he planned the composition of this historical rendering of his town for the mural.

This really was the far west of cowboys, bandits and pioneers. Our fantasies of the Old West are mostly made up of romantic encounters and full of folklore, novels, movies etc. But back then, Fausett had lived this life among the buildings in this mural and knew these people. This mural is an authentic historical record of actual people (whose names are written below their portraits), buildings, customs and the process of taming the Wild West. The mural is a documentation of the pioneer settlers, the beginnings of society in the newly constructed town and the development of the area and its industries.

Trading Post Price Utah

35 years ago my painting conservation career in the USA (I studied and started working in Italy) started in Utah and I’ve known Lynn Faucett’s painting style, having worked on the restoration of his paintings previously and looked at many others. And to tell you the truth, I wasn’t previously impressed with his painting style compared to the other Utah Impressionists that came before him.

1st Mormon settlers and church organization in the area

1st Mormon settlers and church organization in the area

When I first saw this mural, I was surprised… this mural may have been the masterpiece of his early career. The faces were very well done and reflect feeling and expressions that were quite realistic.

National Register of Historic Sites, Price Utah

This mural was considered so well done and so historical that it was a main reason why the entire WPA funded building was added to the US Register of Historic Properties, a considerable honor… but then something happened…

Fausett was employeed to “touch up” the murals in the 1960s and, as is almost always the case, artists don’t respect the qualities of the earlier work and has to change or update it. This happened on this mural when Fausett repainted most of the faces and much of the composition. The result was a change in style and, in my opinion, a reduction in the quality of the mural.

The result of Fausett’s repainting in oil, today, is a blotchy discoloration of the retouchings as they have aged at a different rate than the original mural. This is especially noticeable in the sky. Touch up of the seams of the canvas glued to the wall are discolored as are many other details.

Entrance lobby to City Hall for Price, Utah with the panorama murals by Lynn Faucett 1938-1941

Entrance lobby to City Hall for Price, Utah with the panorama murals by Lynn Faucett 1938-1941

It is presumed also that he varnished the murals, and likely didn’t clean them first. So, a gray layer is trapped. Then add to that the following 40+ years of grime deposited on the surface and that brings us to today’s appearance: considerably muted, flattened depth of field and contrast in the composition and an overall grayish appearance.

Fine Art Conservation Laboratories is honored to have been called and entrusted with the health and art restoration of this historical mural, so important to the City of Price and to the area. We removed the last 40+ years of grime which brightened the painting considerably, without risk to the paint layers. However, we were hesitant to remove the old varnish as, according to preliminary tests, it would be hard to remove without damage to the original paint and would result in disturbing the retouchings that Faucett put on the mural in the 60’s thereby opening the proverbial “can of worms” during the cleaning and causing a real mess, even seriously damaging the mural.

Removal of deposits, pollution and grime from the mural

Removal of deposits, pollution and grime from the mural

Water damage infiltrations have occurred in the last years that have stained the front of the painting in several areas. So, these areas were cleaned. Then whatever was left of the stains and all of the blotchyness of Fausett’s retouchings were glazed and toned to blend in better and not be noticeable. We never do retouching in oils for the very reason now noticeable from Fausett’s 1960’s work. All of our materials are conservation grade, chemically stable, reversible materials that will be easily removable without damage to the original painting far into the future.

Inpainting water damage on a mural

Our varnishes are also conservation grade and have gone through extensive testing to determine their reversibility and removability, color fastness and compatibility with the work of art. They will not yellow and will always be easy to remove.

In the end, we have stabilized the deterioration of the painting, returned it to it’s best appearance and protected it for many generations into the future… which should help make some more history. I love my job. It feels like my work is socially conscious!

Cowboy Camp, Price Utah


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Lynn Fausett signature 1938

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Mural Conservation Consultant – Travel with me to see hidden and secret places!! Tue, 28 Jul 2015 19:22:33 +0000 Continue reading ]]> Have you ever thought about how art conservation and especially painting restoration of old works of art help us to look back in history? Think about how much info we get about old architecture long lost, old and ancient clothes and fashion,? I love the message of the movie, Monuments Men!! Do you love art, history, old movies, travel, vintage collectibles and antiques, old-classical-European architecture? You will LOVE the short behind-the-scenes videos embedded this article!

As a professional art-painting conservator, Oh! The places I go (and the people I meet)… that sounds like the title of a Dr. Seuss book… but its the truth. In fact, I even have Italian friends (from Italy!) that say they want to tour Italy with me and see and go where I go. So… I’m about to share a very interesting trip with you and show you some places you can’t get into, behind the scenes, to see wonderful art you may never see.

In order to “set up” the second video for you, let me show you a short video, first, about an art exhibition that was open to the public. People that connect with me though Facebook and my blog seemed to like this video a lot. This art exhibition was in Rome and was about some of the most famous Venetian Baroque painting artists:

So now that you know which Old Master artists we are talking about, this second video is about the home and neighborhood of THE most famous of them, Tintoretto, which you can visit today (if you were in Venice… duh…) and where the neighborhood hasn’t changed much in 500 years. We also visit a government painting restoration lab for these gigantic artworks. I hope you enjoy watching this as much as I enjoyed putting it together!

During this last trip to Italy, I went up on the scaffolding of a couple of projects that have asked me to help out on a consultation basis. I loved the whole vibe of this project: we are saving 1000 years of art and history!!! People in the area call this chapel the “Sistine Chapel of Northern Italy” and you can see it before restoration. The updates should be sooo interesting and I’ve even been asked to conduct tours from the USA to see this chapel during the art conservation treatments… but we’ll see IF that happens! Click here:

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Meeting with Our Art Conservation Colleague In Barcelona, Spain Sat, 06 Jun 2015 17:29:22 +0000 Continue reading ]]>  

Nuria Pique, painting restorer for Museu Frederic Mares

Nuria Pique standing in front of Museu Frederic Mares for which she provides art conservation services and, in fact, did the painting restoration on the painting in the advertisement.


I’ve just had the pleasure of going to Barcelona, Spain to exchange a visit with our (FACL’s) recent visiting painting conservator, Mrs. Nuria Pique. At the end of last year we were fortunate to have Nuria work with us in our Santa Barbara lab to help us with our work load and to exchange art restoration techniques.

The professional exchange with her was much enjoyed by everyone in the lab. Nuria is a well accomplished, well experienced and very well known art conservator employed in the Barcelona museum system who, like all institutional painting restorers, also does work on the side privately. In fact, many very high quality projects come through her private sources.


"Walking tour" with Nuria Pique and Scott Haskins discussing painting restoration

Another of Nuria’s clients

I had the opportunity to go to a few of her museum and exhibition locations and see some of her projects and “to talk shop.” It was so enjoyable that though she had planned a very nice lunch in the out-door side walk restaurant in the main square of town, we barely had time to grab a sandwich in a side-street shop usually overrun by local university students (too bad for us!!)


Having discussions with colleagues about international professional standards in painting restoration treatments and methodology is always an interesting chat, for me. Comparing notes about how certain paintings react to certain treatments, discussions about how materials age and what kinds of standards we hold ourselves to are always of interest. Here is a short video testimonial she made about working at FACL: .


I remember that while working in Italy, I was constantly exposed to the two centuries of Italian Baroque art (1600’s and 1700’s) which made up about 85% of my work. About 5% was older than 1600 and 10% was from the 1800’s. At that long ago time I had very little exposure to working on 20th century art. Boy has that changed over the last decades!!

Nuria’s work load “type” is about the same as I when I was working in Italy although she works on older works of art more often than I did. Her time with us in Santa Barbara was a chance for her to gain experience working on more “modern art.” As you may be aware, our work load is mostly 80% works of art from 1875 – 1940. About 10% is Post World War II Abstract Expressionism (which we really enjoy because of the diversity of materials and problems to solve) and about 10% “Old Master” works older than 1850 (although the Europeans wouldn’t call paintings from the 1800’s “Old Master”).

As we look forward to our future of working together, I’m hoping to add Nuria to our valuable team of traveling painting restorers who are my “hired guns:” people I can call on like Luisa Pari and Anna Frassine who fly in to a historical job site to help me with a mural project so we are able to complete the project in a timely way for the client. The last project I needed help with was the mural in the City Hall Council Chambers of Cedar Rapids where we removed 6 layers of overpaint from off of controversial WPA murals painted out in the 1960’s. Here’s a page that tells about the project: http://www. Our A1 results on this project were only possible because of our well choreographed team, well experienced in working together. I’m looking forward to seeing if Nuria can be part of this team.

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Historic Murals Removed, Restored, Reinstalled – Minerva Teichert Fri, 27 Mar 2015 19:05:08 +0000 Continue reading ]]> The first mural ever that I did art conservation treatments on was in my graduate program in Italy. The first week of school I was put onto scaffolding and sat down in front of a mural dated 1365 on a wall of a monastery built about the year 900. I sat next to Paolo Bacchin, a legend in international art conservation circles for work he had done for UNESCO on murals in temples in the jungles of Burma (now Myanmar). He was my instructor and introduced me to mural conservation.

Since that time, I have had mural restoration projects come to my labs from all over the United States, even internationally. Some of the projects have been high profile and others, like this project, were highly meaningful for a small rural community.

I happen to love Minerva Teichert’s work for the boldness of the style but also for her unsurpassable spirit and faith. Its amazing how commercially valuable her art has become within the affluent Mormon community. (Search historic LDS art or historic Mormon art) Such that these two murals were appraised for more than the value of the entire building they are located in!

The Tabernacle of the LDS Church (a convention center) in Montpelier, Idaho was built in 1918 and needed an upgrade to the systems of the building: new plumbing, electrical, sprinklers etc to bring the public facility up to code. Of course, with all the demolition going on, the two murals were at risk and so the oil on canvas’ glued to the walls were removed, brought back to our lab in Santa Barbara to receive cleaning and other conservation treatments (see video) and then reinstalled back into the original building.

Actually, the paintings were not original to the building but were added, I think, by Minerva in the 1950s’ when Minerva was in her early 60’s. Originally, they were painted, for a client in Wyoming, perhaps in the 30’s. That’s a supposition on my part, giving the mural’s some time to be installed in their original location, be part of that location and then for whatever reason moved to this location in Idaho. However, they could have been painted for a client that never took possession of them and then later the artist found this opportunity to have them installed close to her home town in a prominent location.

Here is a quick video of the removal process of the murals from the wall. All went smoothly and safely for the murals (which is why someone hires us!!). There’s a quick view of the work at Fine Art Conservation Laboratories and then we show the innovative anti-seismic reinstallation of the murals back into their previous locations. Perhaps people don’t think of eastern Idaho as an earthquake area but driving through the ancient lava fields in the area should give a clue. The architects and project manger of the work wanted the additional protection in case of this potentially catastrophic emergency.

All went very well with the work. It felt very satisfying to save and preserve this valuable cultural artwork and do something meaningful for this community in terms of historic preservation. I was also very happy to contribute to the saving of Minerva Teichert’s opus as she is one of my favorite artists of all time (Wow! That’s a bold statement.). I’ve been working on her paintings my whole career and ought to do a webpage featuring the art conservation projects of her artwork my labs have performed since 1978. Stay tuned…

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Scott M. Haskins, Art Conservator

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Re-cleaning of 19th Century Salon Painting Gave Marvelous Results Sat, 07 Mar 2015 20:03:05 +0000 Continue reading ]]> 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 the right kind of job. Such is the case with this wonderful, engaging 19th century realistic painting of a pretty girl all tangled up with a couple of attitudinal parrots. It had been worked on twice! Though the painting is in good condition, the previous cleaning just did not get the job done and woefully left behind a layer of gray that has muted the potentially gorgeous glow of this wonderful Salon Painting.

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The artist is Emil Villa (French, 1836-1900), Une Querelle (or The Quarrel), oil on canvas, 32 x 44 in., 48 x 59 in. including frame (not original but gorgeous!).

The cleaning of a deep seated grime or gray layer was mostly concentrated on the skin areas of the girl which resulted in a gorgeous glow. The red dress popped more and the background came a into focus a little better. But the unexpected benefit was the increase of light from the window; highlights were more natural and sparkly and the effect was magical. I have to stop, stand and look at the painting everytime I walk by it.

Villa was, in his day, considered a master painter, whose works regularly appeared in the Paris Salon. Villa shared a studio with Claude Monet (1840—1926) and Frédéric Bazille (1841—1870) and worked in the studio of Gustave Courbet (1819—1874) after graduating from the prestigious Paris Ecole des Beaux-Arts. This work by Villa was awarded an “honorable mention” in the Paris Salon of 1893. Titled both “The Argument” and “The Endangered Hairdo” it depicts an attractive young woman who inadvertently draws the anger of two exotic parrots. Like so many artists whose work is both comical and serious commentary (e.g. Honoré Daumier), Villa’s painting captures in a pleasing way the simple idea that some of lives most serious arguments are, fundamentally, meaningless. The figure of the woman and remarkable verité of the birds is a testament to Villa’s training both in the Academy and Courbet’s studio. (Several of Courbet’s works feature similar birds.)

Here’s a short time lapse video of cleaning a painting you might enjoy (be sure to give the video a Thumbs Up if you like it):

And click here for a testimonial of a cleaning of another very nice 19th century picture (we’ll actually, it was 1906 but…): Museum Director, Rita Wright

Anthony Christiansen Fine Art and Antiques in Salt Lake City has The Quarrel by Emile Villa for sale at $145K. His galleries are really quite amazing! You will love to pay them a visit and wander. Its like no place you’ve ever seen.

Questions about this art… or other? Call Scott M. Haskins 805 564 3438

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