Category Archives: Consultations

PBS Program on Rare Historic Oil Paintings of Spanish Missions of CA that Survived Horrific Circumstances, Painting Restoration Riverside at Mission Inn

The PBS program “Uncovered in the Archives” Producer called me a month or so ago all excited about something he considered to be super-interesting and important to report on: he heard there was a collection of 19thcentury paintings of the … Continue reading

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Art Restoration Services, San Diego

This last week I was in San Diego, CA visiting clients and making new connections in the painting conservation profession and for the first time decided to stay at a downtown Marriott Hotel. Downtown is quite the urban cement jungle … Continue reading

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WPA mural experts say painted over school art was vandalism

Recognized as a national expert in mural conservation, CNN and the New Jersey Herald call Scott M. Haskins to review details (fact check) of the article and quote him… National News   http://www.njherald.com/article/20180616/AP/306169936

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Saving and Preserving Collectibles, Heirlooms and Memorabilia from Montecito’s Mudslides of Interest to the New York Times

The New York Time’s Visit to Santa Barbara and Their Interest In The Story of Saving and Preserving Collectibles and Heirlooms from Montecito’s Mudslides by Phillip Justice, Guest Blogger  

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Varnishing a Mural – Antigraffiti Measures- Protecting Public Art Testimonial

This educational article is of value to artists planning to paint a mural in a public location. It is also invaluable for public offices and departments planning to place public art. Fine Art Conservation Laboratories (FACL, Inc.) has a 3 … Continue reading

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Valuable Exquisite 150 Year Old Painting Destroyed by Careless Handling and Shipping

Damage to artwork from careless handling, lousy packing and then shipping is completely avoidable… and you’d think that an exquisitely painted, $75,000.00 valued oil painting would automatically be treasured and cared for! This extensive damage which resulted from lack of … Continue reading

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Mural Restoration Expert Appointed by the City of Los Angeles

Public Art Division – City of Los Angeles Art Collection Appoints Fine Art Conservation Laboratories

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People ask me, “Do I still do the painting restoration work?”

By Scott M. Haskins, Head of Conservation I’m asked fairly often, since I travel so much, do I ever do the actual art conservation work on paintings. The short answer is: If you count the treatments we do on murals … Continue reading

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Art Conservation UV Analysis of Modern Painting Before Sale At Auction

Standard operating procedure and due diligence for art collectors, curators etc should be the inspection of the artwork , BEFORE ACQUISITION, with a black light (also known as a UV light). But contemporary and modern art often pose weird and … Continue reading

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Virginia Haskins Panizzon Painting Conservator

Those that connect with Fine Art Conservation Laboratories already know Virginia, probably. She’s good at everything, including connecting with clients. A business properly run is a “team sport” and here’s a fun illustration of why: You may find interesting Virginia’s … Continue reading

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