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/

Preparing for the Henrietta Berk Retrospective at the Hilbert Museum of California Art at Chapman University

This article is about preparing newly rediscovered important  artwork from the 1960s Post WWII Abstract Expressionist Bay Area for the Henrietta Berk Retrospective at the Hilbert Museum of California Art at Chapman University. Collaborating and consulting experts for the exhibition are Steven … Continue reading

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Preservation Houston Award for Mural Conservation Treatments of Historic National Treasure in 2020

The restoration of the John Biggers mural at the Blue Triangle Community Center in Houston Texas received the Good Brick Award for excellence in historic preservation. The mural conservation treatments by Fine Art Conservation Laboratories, which saved the badly damaged … Continue reading

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Keith Haring and Banksy in the House!! Saving, Preserving, Restoring, Conserving Street “Art?”

One of the other street/graffiti artists that is well known besides Banksy is Keith Haring. We just had a paste-up come into the lab for preservation treatments (it doesn’t really need much in the way of “restoration”). It was obviously … Continue reading

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Art restoration in Pasadena, CA of a gorgeous garden mural of a peacock and flowers

Expert painting restoration treatments saved a gorgeous outdoor mural in Pasadena CA (Los Angeles area) this week… and the mural isn’t even that old. Painted in 2004, the mural was painted onto a covered garden wall over a paint layer … Continue reading

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Santa Barbara Mission’s Original 1786 Lienzo Discovered Lost In Storage, Art Restoration Expert Tells Story

Its story of earthquake destruction and its art conservation This last year it was with great excitement that a very important historic and exciting decorative element of the original 1786 mission was rediscovered rolled up and unrecognizable in storage. It … Continue reading

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Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara (MCASB) Featured Expert Speaker Art Conservation

What are the materials and methods of contemporary painting? How do they differ from tradition? What variations create problems and consequences for conservation and restoration? Fine Art Conservator, Scott M. Haskins will entertain and educate with stories and examples from … Continue reading

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New “Twists” on Authenticating Artwork

Identifying Art Fakes and Challenging Art Forgers with High Tech As an art conservator, I am asked once a week (or more) to technically examine artwork in the hopes of “authenticating” it. Most of these requests come from people that … Continue reading

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Smoke Damaged Collectible Restoration Cave Fire Santa Barbara

While some structures will be directly affected by the heat and flames, many more are affected by the smoke and ask. If you have smoke damaged contents, do you want the same company who cleans your drapes and sofa to … Continue reading

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Recent Visits To Mural Restoration and Preservation Projects

Watch this video on YouTube Join Art Conservator, Scott M. Haskins as he visits several special mural conservation consultation public art projects that he worked on over the last few weeks.  Here are some other walk through visits of interesting … Continue reading

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The Great California ShakeOut Risk Management for Business Art Collections

 

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