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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

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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

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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 Forgotten 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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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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Restoring Street Murals Back to Life Interview by Julie Rose on BYURadio Top of Mind

Top of Mind by Julie Rose BYURadio National Internet Radio Interview: Restoring Street Murals Back to Life Guest: Scott Haskins, Director and Chief Conservator, Fine Art Conservation Laboratories Colorful street art seems to have taken on new life thanks to … Continue reading

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Can The Restoration of Contemporary Public Art Murals Ethically Include Repainting?

Is the repainting of a contemporary mural in the name of restoration ever acceptable?”  The case of the Blue Moon Trilogy The International Institute for Conservation (London, England) asked Scott M. Haskins, professional art conservator, to address this question in a … 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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