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 https://www.fineartconservationlab.com/testimonials/

A Ripped Oil Painting, Salt Lake City; Pets and Art, Antiques and Collectibles Do Not Mix

It’s one thing to teach your kids not to play rough around your favorite painting hanging in your house, but it would probably be a lot harder to teach your pets the same thing. Even the most well-behaved dog doesn’t … Continue reading

Posted in In Lab, Painting on canvas | Tagged | Comments Off on A Ripped Oil Painting, Salt Lake City; Pets and Art, Antiques and Collectibles Do Not Mix

Iconic Mural Painted Out Instead Of Removing Graffiti On 110 Freeway in South Bay, Los Angeles

By Scott M. Haskins Veteran journalist Nick Green called me on the phone asking intelligent questions about the legalities of painting our murals and what rights artists have. We also discussed the options of future mural restoration, protection of public … Continue reading

Posted in FACL in the media, Murals | Tagged | Comments Off on Iconic Mural Painted Out Instead Of Removing Graffiti On 110 Freeway in South Bay, Los Angeles

Historic Mural Reinstallation at Texas State University

This video is about the installation process of the Buck Winn murals entitled “The History of Ranching in Texas” at the Alkek Library at Texas State University. Fine Art Conservation Laboratories was contracted to resurrect the murals from the dead, … Continue reading

Posted in Consultations, Historic Buildings - Construction Sites, Historic Preservation, Murals | Tagged | Comments Off on Historic Mural Reinstallation at Texas State University

Caw Caw Blues

This story about country music legend Guy Clark seemed too weird to pass up telling you about…This macabre bronze statue of a crow (raven?) doesn’t have anything to do with the really interesting (and magnificent, actually) saving efforts of the … Continue reading

Posted in Historic Preservation, Saving Public Art | Tagged | Comments Off on Caw Caw Blues

Save Your Pet From A Disaster Book Author Interview with Scott M. Haskins by Host Elizabeth Stewart

The publishing of our book, How To Save Your Pet From A Disaster is recommended by a NY Times Top 10 Selling Author Raymond Aaron (Who has written 2 Chicken Soup for the Soul books) who submitted our manuscript for … Continue reading

Posted in Consultations, Publications, Speaking Engagements, Workshops | Tagged | Comments Off on Save Your Pet From A Disaster Book Author Interview with Scott M. Haskins by Host Elizabeth Stewart

Amadeo Modigliani and a couple of very entertaining adventures in my career

Amedeo Modigliani is probably the most famous Italian artist of the 20th century and he was born today July 12th, 1884 in Livorno, close to Pisa. We’ve had a few “run in’s” in my art conservation career related to his … Continue reading

Posted in Research and Authentication | Tagged | Comments Off on Amadeo Modigliani and a couple of very entertaining adventures in my career

“That’s Texas for you!” Is it the type of job… or is it me?!

I had something happen to me and I’m not sure what to think about it… whether it’s odd or funny or…? As you can see from previous posts, we are working on the side of a freeway in Grand Prairie … Continue reading

Posted in Murals | Tagged , | Comments Off on “That’s Texas for you!” Is it the type of job… or is it me?!

Mural Restoration Experts From FACL Conserve Longest Mural in USA, Located in Grand Prairie, Dallas, Texas

One of the biggest works of art in the USA is right here in Grand Prairie, in plain view. In fact, you may have driven past it and not really known much about this iconic public work of art in … Continue reading

Posted in Consultations, FACL in the media, Murals | Tagged | Comments Off on Mural Restoration Experts From FACL Conserve Longest Mural in USA, Located in Grand Prairie, Dallas, Texas

WPA Murals On US Postage Stamps A Weird Idea

As you read this, our team is working to preserve and restore an “environmental mural” painted on the side of a freeway that is 1/2 mile long!!! (not the freeway, the mural!) in Grand Prairie, Texas (Dallas – more on … Continue reading

Posted in Consultations, Historic Buildings - Construction Sites, Murals | Tagged | Comments Off on WPA Murals On US Postage Stamps A Weird Idea

Protecting The Kobe Bryant Memorial Mural 2020 With An Anti-Graffiti Coating

I was in downtown Los Angeles this morning for the memorial of Kobe Bryant and to inaugurate the completion of a memorial mural of Kobe by renowned artist Paul Daniels​. A couple of weeks ago the artist brought us on … Continue reading

Posted in Consultations, Murals, Travel | Tagged | Comments Off on Protecting The Kobe Bryant Memorial Mural 2020 With An Anti-Graffiti Coating