The Digital World of NFT. A new frontier for art restoration? A speech to the international community of architects.

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I have something interesting to share. I’ve been asked to speak at an international conference for architects sponsored by the Italian government on Feb. 5th 2022. The conference will focus on some of the latest technology and examples of project development which exhibit forward thinking methodologies. I was approached to speak about 45 minutes on any subject or project I want. When I suggested that I speak on the art NFT technology explosion and how the art conservation profession can be an essential member of the team and to the process, the idea and subject were enthusiastically accepted. Based on the professional interests of architects related to historic preservation, I’ll slant the presentation on how it can also benefit the support of historic preservation and restoration projects. The program was live on Youtube at 9am, Sat. Feb 5th and the recording (in Italian) can be watched: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HxJ6uo81Ukhttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRTFyF47Cd000R1d-R_RMiw

The English translation of the presentation can be found on this page: https://www.fineartconservationlab.com/the-digital-world-of-nft-a-new-frontier-for-art-restoration-content-of-a-presentation-to-the-international-community-of-architects/

The Italian translation can be found here: https://www.fineartconservationlab.com/nft-arte-digitale-una-relazione-per-architetti-e-conservatori-darte-che-presenta-un-esempio-pratico/https://www.fineartconservationlab.com/nft-arte-digitale-una-relazione-per-architetti-e-conservatori-darte-che-presenta-un-esempio-pratico/

There are a number of organizations that benefit from my consultations and participation: Association L.A.CU.S. is a partnership which was organized in 2001 by a group of researchers, teachers, entrepreneurs and cultural sites administrators in the Lombardy Region on Garda Lake.  The desire is to innovate and encourage, in professional ways, the protection, enhancement and management of Cultural Heritage on Lake Garda. Since its inception, numerous activities have been sponsored and promoted including various festivals, meetings held on the restoration/conservation and enhanced use of Garda Lake cultural and landscape heritage and the training of new “Gardesano Cultural Sites Administration” support, a role recognized since 2001 by the Lombardy Region, by the Province of Brescia and by the Garda Lake Community.

The modern restoration site is now present a multiplicity of professional figures called to interact between them and with the management and protection bodies. In this perspective it becomes more and more urgent a professional capacity that is not exclusively relating to one’s own technical knowledge, but also and above all the ability to make them available of the subjects involved with a view to sharing knowledge at all levels. The same “knowledge” on the theme of enhancement and conservation of Cultural Heritage must always be under the lens of the operator called to operate in a context so delicate in a perspective of continuous training and comparison with operators from other countries as well. For this reason she felt the need to organize a series of meetings for discussion of different cultures and professionalisms as a starting point to tell different approaches that can expand awareness about the value and delicacy of the conservation and restoration of the artistic heritage. Everything is organized in collaboration with the restorer Luisa Pari and the Disvelarte working group: Restoration & Conservation, the Proloco of Lonato del Garda (BS) and the Madonna del Corlo Foundation; will broadcast live on the youtube channel “Associazione L.A.CU.S.” from the Church of the B.V. of the Corlo in Lonato del Garda (BS). The presentation of the project is scheduled for Saturday 15 January 2022 at 11, with a online press conference, broadcast on Youtube channel L.A.CU.S. Association  A series of four meetings will be transmitted, online (Youtube channel “L.A.CU.S. Association”) about the different approaches to the theme of conservation between France, America and Italy.  The initiative is accredited to the release of n. 4 cfp with compulsory participation in the whole cycle of meetings for P.P.C. Architects

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With Art Restoration of Emotionally Important Items, A Personal Connection with Clients Almost Always Happens

When people find out that we can work miracles to preserve and restore even very badly damaged family portraits and other important family history items, a personal connection happens almost immediately. And more often than not, I immediately get told about the family stories, emotions, connections attached to those objects which the family history refers to as “memory triggers.” I really do like hearing those stories told with so much emotion!

I think it was at one of the famous Halloween parties of an artist and friend Tracy Beeler that I was introduced to and sat next to for a long chat, Jane RUSSELL. She was understandably a bit standoffish at first but then quickly engaged, as she learned more about what we do, to discuss with me some her collectibles that were dear to her and the related stories. I’m sure she had lots of interesting stories to tell, given her illustrious career (her favorite co-star was Bob Hope) but she told the stories of her heirlooms and collectibles as if they were irreplaceable parts of her life.

I can’t say I had a relationship with Jane Russell without being misunderstood, but that evening’s chat started us on a “relationship” that I enjoyed very much as we connected a few times and had warm discussions about preserving keepsakes that meant a lot to her. After returning to her an especially dear item, she said to me, “Scott, you are the Magic!” She was very engaging and enjoyable… I’d say even sweet… even if she was reported as describing herself at 79 years old in a 2003 interview, “These days, I am a teetotal, mean-spirited, right-wing, narrow-minded, conservative Christian bigot, but not a racist.”

Jane Russell was still “breaking necks” when she was 80

We routinely travel throughout Los Angeles, Orange County, Las Vegas, Salt Lake City and the Thousand Oaks and Santa Barbara areas to visit personally and consult with people who have questions and perhaps need a pick up and delivery service. Call our office to discuss your questions: Scott M. Haskins and Virginia Panizzon Art Conservators 805 564 3438 (Gena Dillon, Office Manager) faclofficemanger@gmail.com

Damaged treasured family history items and heirlooms is heartbreaking because it can usually be prevented. But caution is tossed to the wind when items that seem unimportant and worthless to one person, can be the most precious property to someone else! It doesn’t have anything to do with the financial value. Its all about the memories, your family heritage and the emotional attachments that would make loosing a keepsake heartbreaking. I’ve heard of people being mad at someone else a whole lifetime for throwing out a treasured “memory trigger” of a family! You can keep these items safe!! Here’s the tip (lol)… identify the person who doesn’t care about keepsakes and family history AND DON”T LET THEM NEAR THE TREASURED ITEMS!!

The first step towards saving your family history items and heirlooms is to organize them. It will also help you to remember what is important to you and your family. It is possible that what was important to you when you were just married, is different now that you are 20 years older.

Practically ripped in half by packers, movers and storage guy who “knew-it-all.”

Collectibles are loved for the monetary, cultural, artistic, and, most importantly, sentimental value. So, the need is to organize them and prepare them so that you can rescue them in case of an emergency is good energy.

A Good Tip: Keep the phone numbers handy of local emergency management and the insurance company. And what about your pets?

Here’s another tip: Don’t keep essential collectibles in the basement or attic (where water gathers or it gets too hot!).

Do you still need some more practical ideas on How To Save Your Stuff From A Disaster?

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On Amazon, get your guidebook to have complete instructions on preserving and saving your family history, heirlooms, and collectibles easily and economically.

This purchase of the most popular preservation manual for home use also includes continuing education preservation tips via email (requires separate registration but is free).

We routinely travel throughout Los Angeles, Orange County, Las Vegas, Salt Lake City and the Thousand Oaks and Santa Barbara areas to visit personally and consult with people who have questions and perhaps need a pick up and delivery service. Call our office to discuss your questions: Scott M. Haskins and Virginia Panizzon Art Conservators 805 564 3438 (Gena Dillon, Office Manager) faclofficemanger@gmail.com

 

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Stolen Art Mysteries In The Movies And In Real Life

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Throughout the decades of my services in art conservation, analyzing artwork and
working with collectors and institutions I have had the discussion, many times, about the many facets of finding and recuperating stolen artwork. I’ve been involved in the process many times… though I’ve never ended up following clues and escaping through catacombs below St. Marks Square running for our lives from the bad guys. It is certainly the subject of interesting novels and movies! Scan this article for some interesting details, recently in the news: https://greekreporter.com/2021/12/09/looted-antiquities-steinhart-greece/?fbclid=IwAR0XEwNdN0cV62J9f7xv1_QlwZOjnPcaRdyyhBfXTp5LG38eii1XGXdAyYg

This turn of the 20th century painting which used to be in perfect condition, was cut out of its frame and rolled up like a newspaper by the thieves, hoping to imitate, I guess, the theft of the Rembrandt in the movie Entrapment. Unlike the make believe Rembrandt, this painting freaked out and the paint shattered and flaked off when it was rolled up. In fact, when it was brought to us by the heart broken son of the woman in the portrait, he passed it along to me like a plate of corn flakes, fearful of a gust of wind.

Comments? Questions? Call Art Conservators Scott M. Haskins and Virginia Panizzon 805 564 3438 faclofficemanager@gmail.com

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Removing Murals To Save Public Art In Austin, Texas

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Citizens in Austin, Texas, for months, protested a plan to wall off a pair of masterpiece Mexican murals painted by Mexican artist Rafael Navarro Barajas in in Mexico in 1967. Now, it sounds like they will be saved for future generations.

As reported in the newspapers, the building’s renovation plan had called for the murals to be hidden from view behind walls. But knowledgeable art experts and enthusiasts alerted the arts and historical communities that the murals were in danger, after spotting signs about the plans posted near the murals. Since the announcement, an effort to save them has been made by contacting dignitaries, preservationists and museum leaders.

On March 4, Dan Minning, a representative for Lillibridge, said that his company would not encapsulate the murals after all. “I am happy to report that we have been working with expert art preservationists,” Minning said in an email, “and they have determined there is a safe method for preserving and relocating the murals. We are working with them and others to find an appropriate museum or location for the murals to be preserved and displayed.”

Sylvia Orozco, director of the Mexic-Arte Museum, was delighted by the news.”The preservation of the Rafael Navarro Barajas murals (is) of great importance for the Mexican and Mexican American as well as the general community in Austin,” she said. “Mexic-Arte Museum is interested in pursuing the possibility of permanently housing the murals (here).”

The midcentury-style Medical Park Tower was designed in 1967 by the noted firm Fehr & Granger. The two beloved murals are both 9-by-29 feet and covered with a complex cosmology. As reported by the Statesman in 2018, the origin of the murals can be found in a paper written in 1967 by Thomas M. Cranfill. “On the afternoon and evening of Aug. 25, 1967, a brilliant company gathered in the ancient Teatro Arbeu in Mexico City to see for the first and last time in Mexico the two murals Rafael Navarro has executed for Medical Park Tower in Austin,” Cranfill wrote. “The murals, oil on canvas, each 9 feet tall and 29 feet long, are soon to be divested of their stretcher sticks, rolled up, and sent to Austin.”

Navarro Barajas, born in Michoacan, Mexico, of Tarascan background, studied at the San Carlos Academy of Art in Mexico (with Manuel Rodriguez Lozano and Armando Valdes) and then went to Paris for further study. He worked in traditional genres, including portraits, landscapes and still-life drawings and paintings.

“Such great news,” said Travis County Commissioner Brigid Shea about the new plans. “On behalf of the Consulate General of Mexico in Austin and the government of Mexico, many thanks for preserving these murals,” said Deputy Consul Jorge E. Salcido Zugasti, “which are (the) cultural heritage for both our countries.”

Fine Art Conservation Laboratories (Scott M. Haskins) was chosen to undertake the sensitive, high-profile project. This video shows the process of removal. Carrie Holt, Lillibridge’s General Manager, had this to say, “We recently had the pleasure of working with Scott Haskins and his team from Fine Art Conservation Laboratories for the purpose of removing the Rafael Navarro murals from the building that is undergoing extensive renovation. All systems and all surfaces of this 55 year old building are getting touched.

We did significant research mostly through the internet and talking to a local art experts’ who finally referred us over to Scott. And numerous conversations and consultations we had with Scott, we did determine that he was the right person based on his experience, and checking references and all of the people we’ve talked to talk to him, that have worked with him that he would be the right facilitator and conservator of this art.

So, we engaged Scott to come and remove the murals from our building. And, frankly, the process went incredibly smoothly. His team showed up when they were supposed to, they did exactly as they had proposed to us, they had an outline, they told us how they were going to do it, what they were going to do step by step, they followed it, they were on time.

The murals, frankly, were removed from the wall way more smoothly than I would have ever expected them to be. Scott was fantastic about keeping us updated throughout the process, sending us photos, documenting it. So, all in whether it was his office staff that we were working with and signing contracts and negotiating things, or Scott himself and doing the removals and the consultations, they were fantastic to deal with, extremely knowledgeable about their business and what they do.

Mural removal in Austin Texas

Removal of two 30ft murals from a medical center in Austin Texas.

And we are thrilled with the outcome of how the murals were removed. We could not be more thrilled with the outcome with our process and how everything turned out. And at the end, we know we’re giving a building to the community that they will appreciate while preserving some of the history of the city.

Since the murals were removed, they have been in the fine art conservation laboratory where they have been cleaned of debris, dust and adhesives that used to hold the mural’s fabric to the wall. The paint layers are also receiving a stabilization treatment to compensate for the stressful process of removal and that will ensure the murals are preserved and will not flake.

Whether the mural’s receive complete restoration now or not is a matter of funding and the final destination/home for the murals. They will be, at least, stabilized and preserved. A schedule and circumstances of their relocation is unknown at this time.

Click on the video below to see the process

More about Fine Art Conservation Laboratories

Working professionally since 1975 but established in 1986, the firm works on murals nationwide, and extensively throughout Texas such as the national treasure civil rights mural by John Biggers in Houston, the incredibly creative installation of 90 ft of Buck Winn mural in the Alkek Library of Texas State University in San Marcos and the monumental murals of Fair Park in Dallas by Carlo Ciampaglia, among many other mural conservation projects.

We will come to your location, assess your project, meet with your project personnel and answer ALL your Questions. Call Scott M. Haskins, Virginia Panizzon, Art Conservators 805 564 3438 faclofficemanager@gmail.com #muralremoval #removeamural #publicart #artconservation #muralconservation  #MexicanArt #muralrestoration #artrestoration #paintingrestoration #RafaelNavarro

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Mural Removal Testimonial From Project Manager

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Removal of two 30ft murals from a medical center in Austin Texas.

This post is for project managers, general contractors administrators who are looking for background information on our 45 years of professional mural conservation/restoration which includes the removal of murals from their walls and locations (usually to save them).

Since last March we’ve had an explosion of activity at Fine Art Conservation Laboratories that could really change our future. It started off with this very interesting project of removing two 30 foot long murals from the lobby a medical center in Austin Texas in order to save them for the community prior to the building’s renovation. With the community protest and pushback from saving murals at a medical center in the bay area recently, I recognize and applaud the administration of this renovation project and the medical center for their sense of community and preserving history. The two murals are Mexican masterpieces painted in 1967 in Mexico City.

Here is the testimonial from the Project Manager of what it was like to work with our team at Fine Art Conservation laboratories:

Hi, I’m Carrie Holt, I’m the General Manager with Lillibridge Health Care Services for all of our properties in Austin, Texas, including the Medical Park Tower Office building, where we recently had the pleasure of working with Scott Haskins and his team from…

We’re doing a renovation of a 55-year-old building, all systems and all surfaces of this building are getting touched. And as part of that, we had to make some determinations on how we were going to navigate our front lobby, which had some very special murals in them that were commissioned by the original developer. So, we did some significant research mostly through the internet and talking to a local art experts’ who finally referred us over to Scott. And through I’m not even sure how many conversations and consultations we had with Scott, we did determine that he was the right person based on his experience, and checking references and all of the people we’ve talked to talk to him, that have worked with him that he would be the right facilitator and conservator of this art. So, we engaged Scott to come and remove the murals from our building. And, frankly, the process went incredibly smoothly. His team showed up when they were supposed to, they did exactly as they had proposed to us, they had an outline, they told us how they were going to do it, what they were going to do step by step, they followed it, they were on time. The murals, frankly, were removed from the wall way more smoothly than I would have ever expected them to be. Scott was fantastic about keeping us updated throughout the process, sending us photos, documenting it. So, all in whether it was his office staff that we were working with and signing contracts and negotiating things, or Scott himself and doing the removals and the consultations, they were fantastic to deal with, extremely knowledgeable about their business and what they do. And we are thrilled with the outcome of how the murals were removed. We could not be more thrilled with the outcome with our process and how everything turned out. And at the end, we know we’re giving a building to the community that they will appreciate while preserving some of the history of the city.

Other information on our professional working background on mural restoration over the last 45 years. https://www.FineArtConservationLab.com/mural/

Questions call Scott M. Haskins or Virginia Panizzon, art conservators 805 564 3438 office, 805 570 4140 mobile, faclofficemanager@gmail.com

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Is This The Worst Art Storage You’ve Ever Seen? Tell us in the comment section.

My mom used to tell me she would love to be a mouse in my pocket (I’m sure she had a Disney character in mind) or a fly on the wall to see all the interesting things I run into during my travels. Well, I thought or I hoped, you’d be horrified by this art storage facility so I shot a quick video clip of it for your shock and awe this morning. The person that owns this collection considers himself an experience “high end” knowledgable collector. If it weren’t so sad it would be funny. Fine Art Conservation Laboratories offers art storage and related concierge serves (including pick up and delivery) in connection with our painting conservation lab.

I can only image how many works of art in this room are dented, distorted, ripped, broken, scratched. Have you seen a worst art storage area? Leave a comment below!!! Check out the other photos below.

Art damaged by improper packing for commercial shipping, in storage or during private transport happens so often I can’t even start to tell you how many we get into the painting conservation lab a month or year. It pretty painful to swallow the bitter pill of the bill to pay the effort to make the damage disappear as if it never happened, especially when its easy to see how it could have been avoided.

FYI, homeowner’s insurance often covers family heirlooms and personal art (not considered decorations) that get damaged during a move. We can help you interact with your claims adjuster.

Questions? 805 564 3438 FACLOfficeManager@gmail.com

Wow… they saved a buck and spent $1,000s to fix valuable damaged items.

Saving a buck to store the art without taking the precautions to keep it safe.

Scott M. Haskins, Art Conservator, working on site in a storage facility to detach plastic stuck to the front of a painting.

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News From Corona-Riverside, CA Bicentennial Freedom Mural Restoration Proposal Update – just a quick drive by

Corona Riverside, CA Bicentennial Freedom Mural Restoration Proposal Update – just a quick drive by.

The planned mural restoration of what many believe is the largest mural in the world on the Prado Dam is wildly favored, endorsed and applauded by the 5 communities that surround the Corona, Riverside, CA areas. If you follow this blog or other our social media you may know that I’ve been active as the Expert Witness for the effort to put legal pressure on the Army Corp of Engineers and others who need some legal prodding to approve the restoration of the monumental and highly significant public art that more than 500,000 a day drive by and clearly see.

Over the years of arguing about saving the patriotic message, the stories of inspiration that have been expressed in court/hearings, on social media and in interviews from the mural’s message are innumerable

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About 2 years ago, in that public discussion process, I was recognized as THE project’s expert professional art/mural conservator by the attorneys, the Army and the communities and I was named as the head of the team for the restoration of the mural. The instigating rebel artist for the painting of the original mural back in 1976 and now, 45 years later its restoration, is Ron Kammeyer and today, as I was driving past the mural on this beautiful summer day, I called Ron to tell him that I was deeply moved that this message of our nation’s celebration of personal freedoms was as inspirational and as badly needed as it ever was. It certainly fulfills its purpose to remind us in a BIG way. It’s worth every effort we can muster to get its preservation approved and ensured for future generations!

Though the process of organizing and funding this project was slowed down recently, it is enthusiastically supported by the public and surrounding communities as you can see in this quick video.

Ron tells me the project is moving forward!

We ask you to help the approval process for the project to move forward by sending out good vibes!!!

Pass this link along to others, give the YouTube copy a thumbs up and leave lots of comments! Let’s show the Army Corp of Engineers that this is a hot topic that the public favors. The stats from these postings have been presented in the past hearings. Let your bells of freedom ring!! Be heard!!

Questions: Call Scott M. Haskins 805 570 4140 faclartdoc@gmail.com

 

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Specialized Art Storage Services At FACL Are Getting Noticed

A popular blog has written about specialized storage facilities for high value items and has highlighted the specialized fine art storage services at Fine Art Conservation Laboratories. But there is much more in the article than just “blowing our horn.” Take a look:

The Emerging Popularity of Luxury Storage Units

The article goes no to say:

Why not store your art collection inside a local professional art conservation laboratory? The art trade and respected institutions from across the country utilize Santa Barbara’s Fine Art Conservation Laboratories, pictured above, which specializes in the conservation, preservation, and restoration of paintings on paper, canvas, and murals.

Directors of large and small museums trust the facility. So do art collectors, and those in charge of government collections and corporate collections, along with auction houses, historical societies, and private individuals who have collected rare works over the years or inherited wonderful possessions from the past.

The basic warehouse structure is made of durable steel and concrete. Priceless items are protected inside with high-quality building security that includes immediate response fire and police. The benefits don’t stop there, however.

Benefits of using the art collection concierge services of Fine Art Conservation Laboratories:

  • Storage in the same building as the art conservation facility.
  • Immediate access/response by veteran professional art conservators and technicians.
  • No public access to storage areas.
  • Double fire suppression system using water sprinklers and halon in a concrete and steel building.
  • Pest control.
  • Mold and odor mitigation.
  • Active low-grade temperature control keeping it between 60 to 75 degrees.
  • Concierge Services.
  • Storage facility located next to UPS Shipping Center and close to FedEx Shipping.
  • Supplemental insurance is available.
  • Wrapping, crating, and shipping service.
  • Pickup and delivery in Southern California, The Central Coast, Las Vegas and Salt Lake City, UT.
  • Art Installation and de-installation at residence or business.
  • Only fully trained, qualified professionals touch the artwork.
  • Safe Zone From Natural Disasters.

Art Conservator Scott Haskins is a world-renown expert in art preservation and restoration. Due to his deep knowledge on the subject, he is called upon as an expert witness in the Los Angeles Supreme Court system and on behalf of the federal government when it comes to public art issues. He has consulted for a long list of notable organizations, including Pope Paul VI’s family, the Shroud of Turin project, the Historical Dept of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the Getty Conservation Institute, the U.S. Government, and many others. He also is a grant reviewer for the Institute of Museum and Library Services, a program of the U.S. government.

With those credentials at the helm, you can trust this facility with your rarest piece of art.

Questions? Call 805 564 3438 faclofficemanager@gmail.com

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This collector had a warehouse… so he was automatically the smartest guy on the block, a legend in his own mind. But he was saving money!

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Two 30 ft Mexican Mural Masterpieces Removed and Saved From Demolition

PRESS RELEASE: Rafael Navarro Barajas Murals in Medical Park Tower to be Removed and Donated

With redevelopment work well underway at Medical Park Tower, Lillibridge Healthcare Services today announced that the two lobby murals painted in 1967 by Mexican artist Rafael Navarro Barajas will be donated to the Hage family.  M.K. Hage, the original building developer, commissioned the artwork and was a close friend of the artist.

Removal of the two murals will be undertaken by LA-based Fine Art Conservation Laboratories (FACL). The work began Monday, June 21 under the care of expert mural conservator Scott M. Haskins and is expected to take one week due to the complexity of removing safely the canvas from the walls that they are adhered to. The murals will then be transported to the FACL lab for repair and restoration.

“We are excited to return a piece of the building’s history to the M.K.Hage family to be reinstalled into another building in Austin, preserving the murals and their culture heritage for future generations,” said Dan Minning, Lillibridge Executive Vice President, Property Management & Leasing. “We are grateful to have identified the highly expert, art preservation and restoration specialists Fine Art Conservation Laboratories who have determined a safe method for conserving and relocating the murals, and to the local arts community for their support.”

Located on the campus of Ascension’s Seton Medical Center in the heart of the city’s medical district, the Medical Park Tower redevelopment is transforming the 160,000 square foot building into a sleek, state-of-the-art medical facility designed to LEED® standards for sustainable buildings. The $30 million project will cover all aspects of the building including:

· An enhanced façade with new glazing, removal of exterior fins, and new roof systems

· Upgraded mechanical and plumbing systems

· Modernized elevators and equipment

· Common area renovations

· New wayfinding designs and digital signage throughout the property

· New covered entrances to the building

· Installation of energy efficient LED lighting

· Accessibility enhancements throughout the facility including 8 new accessible parking spaces near the south entrances

· New outdoor green space sitting/meditation area near the south entrances

Mural removal in Austin Texas

Removal of two 30ft murals from a medical center in Austin Texas.

Testimonial from Project Manager of this mural removal project: https://www.fineartconservationlab.com/murals/mural-removal-testimonial-from-project-manager/

More about Fine Art Conservation Laboratories

Working professionally since 1975 but established in 1986, the firm works on murals nationwide, and extensively throughout Texas such as the national treasure civil rights mural by John Biggers in Houston, the incredibly creative installation of 90 ft of Buck Winn mural in the Alkek Library of Texas State University in San Marcos and the monumental murals of Fair Park in Dallas by Carlo Ciampaglia, among many other mural conservation projects.

 Questions: Call Scott M. Haskins or Virginia Panizzon, Art Conservators 805 564 3438 faclofficemanager@gmail.com

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Spanish Colonial Art Restoration – The Earliest European Art in California

Meet “Nuestra Senora De Los Angeles” from the Historical California Spanish Ranch Vejar Chapel

After two centuries, Vejar chapel painting looks like new once again

See Daily Bulletin News Article: https://www.dailybulletin.com/2021/07/19/after-two-centuries-vejar-chapel-painting-looks-like-new-once-again/?fbclid=IwAR0KD0WmIR5Q36s3TUpYHMdHkox0BaeIncJzLot6xkRLrNMqsrdO3ixJuBs

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Nuestra Senora De Los Angeles

Of course, all of the work that we perform saving, preserving and restoring paintings (including murals) is a team effort. Great credit for this excellent result for the extremely important and historic early painting in California‘s history goes to Virginia Panizzon, Senior Paintings Conservator with collaboration from Juliann Stephenson, Painting Conservator and several others. We also congratulate Jorge Santos for the exceptional Spanish cColonial reproduction frame which was custom-made.

A couple of days ago a well attended and very excited celebration and inauguration was held by the Pomona Valley Historical Society at the Palomares Adobe to receive back the very important painting of a Madonna and Child which had undergone extensive heart conservation treatment. The process of rallying support and finding funding was an excellent example of what can be done in a small historical society to be dynamic in their activities that energize their members and be proactive in their purposes.

I was asked to post the treatments we performed on this project. Here is the summary: Interestingly, there is an archive photograph of this painting in 1940 and it looks to be in the same condition as when we received it for treatment.

It had been worked on previously, a couple of times, which included, over-aggressive cleaning, abundant repainting, at some point it was stretched smaller and then returned to its original size (as can be seen in the before photograph). We assume that at the time of it’s over-aggressive cleaning that the palm tree in the lower right and a crown on both the Madonna and the child were removed. In a very old newspaper article, it mentions that the painting was in a fire. Some heat damage of the thicker paint on the Madonna’s dress was visible. In the BC photograph, the palm tree is much more visible than could be seen with the naked eye and we were surprised to find it and the crowns with UV inspection. Under the stereo binocular microscope the traces of those removed details appeared to be original. Generally, the painting was very dusty, grimy, smokey-looking, pinpoint flaking, poor stretcher bars, 1920’s cheap frame.

In the lab with painted wooden artifacts/sculptures of Catholic saints from Mission San Juan Capistrano.

First order of business was to stabilize the flaking with appropriate adhesives with heat on the vacuum hot table. Once we were more confident in the painting’s ability to withstand cleaning of the front and back, those treatments were undertaken after tests proved them to be safe for the artwork. The cleaning was undertaken with a series of techniques and solutions based on the sensitives. The lining was undertaken with Beva 371b with a polyester interleaf between the original fabric and the epoxy fiber plate (G10). The artwork was mounted onto new stretcher bars with an aesthetically pleasing loose lining (so as to not see the G10). Fills were undertaken with acrylic gesso; very controlled and accurate inpainting was accomplished with several techniques based on the best compatibility, optically (but no oil paint is ever utilized in our lab). The crowns and the palm tree were glazed to be more visible but no paint layers or details were invented to make them look as if they were undamaged and original. The initial vanish prior to inpainting was Regalrez and the final varnish is Laropal A81. 

Before and After Inpainting, Showing The Difference.

 

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This website’s syndication included:

1) Included in the ExpertClick Press Room as a ‘press release.’ (different than a ‘news release’)

2) Included in the ‘Speaker Bureau Platform Page.’

3) Shown on the front page of ExpertClick, in rotation with other most recent posts.

4) Shown in the ‘News Release Results page.’

5) Included on optimized for searches on all my topics of expertise.

6) Shown via RSS linked from the Press Room. (A specific way news is actively distributed within the industry)

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Mural Conservation Treatments and Historic Preservation Studies Discover Important Italian Artwork and History In The Garda Lake Area

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Questions? Call Scott M. Haskins, Virginia Panizzon Art Conservators 805 564 3438 faclofficemanager@gmail.com

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