Category Archives: In Lab

A Section of Santa Barbara Mission Original 1785 Lienzo Mural Restored And On Display

I’ve posted previously about the exciting research, fundraising and mural conservation efforts for an extremely important and historic element of the main chapel of the Santa Barbara Mission. The 1786 backdrop was designed with architectural features, statues and lots of … Continue reading

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Rediscovering The Important Genius of The Woman Who Broke The Mold of French Fine Art High Society At The End Of The 1880’s, Elisabeth Jerichau-Baumann

Elisabeth Jerichau-Baumann was born in Poland of German parents, who painted in Italy, was adored in France, admitted to the harems of the Ottomans and got away with creating erotic paintings of mermaids. She is considered an important figure in opening … Continue reading

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You Think Your Art Has Faded? Maybe Not.

Fading of art is something about which I get a lot of questions. Some of the types of items that I notice fade the fastest and of which there is the biggest change of color are: Many Asian cultural items … Continue reading

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Painting Restoration Los Angeles Testimonial Gratitude for the FACL Art Conservation Team

Meet the experts at https://www.FineArtConservationLab.com We provide door to door services throughout Los Angeles, Orange County, Las Vegas, Salt Lake City, Thousand  Oaks and Santa Barbara areas  Note our media page: https://www.FineArtConservationLab.com/media-room. See the playlists on our YouTube channel for … Continue reading

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Restore Heirloom Paintings? Treasured but worth it? Orange County, CA

A quick client’s testimonial in Orange County, CA for the restoration of a family heirloom painting. But, was it worth it? What is junk and what is a treasure? Is it authentic? What is something worth? This is the mystery … Continue reading

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Historical Society Webinars, Book Award, Mural Conservation… its been a busy week!!

I’m aghast!! The last blogpost was Aug 14th!! That went by quick… We’ve got a lot going on and every other day seems like Friday. There are lots of fun, interesting and new things goin’ on at Fine Art Conservation … Continue reading

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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

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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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Orange County Art Conservation Pick Ups and Deliveries Interesting Art Stuff

Pratically, every week or so, I wind my way past downtown LA to Orange County where our lab enjoys a wide variety of professional art conservation activities. I started out my schedule today in South Laguna Beach at The Redfern … Continue reading

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Santa Barbara Art Expert Restores Historic Mammoth Mural AIDS Painting Near Hollywood Bowl In Los Angeles

The challenges Scott M. Haskins, Head of Art Conservation, faced when he was asked to restore the graffiti-covered “Blue Moon Trilogy” mural across from the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles seemed overwhelming to outsiders. But that didn’t stop him from … Continue reading

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