Category Archives: Travel

Travel to interesting places associated with art conservation

Garda in USA

Cultural event about Garda Lake in the USA A very special invite from Scott M. Haskins and Fine Art Conservation Laboratories to have, as our guest, an authentic Northern Italian lunch and live Garda Lake Italian cultural webinar THIS SATURDAY … Continue reading

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A 2,000 Year Old Greek Geared Calculator For Astronomy

This is not an article about art conservation but the incredible technology known and produced anciently was irresistible to me for posting. I hope you find this a wondrous evidence of the human mind… especially in ancient times. I had … 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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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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Art Nouveau Rediscovered at the San Pellegrino, Italy Grand Hotel Art and Decoration Restoration Project

Art Nouveau mural restoration and over-paint removal project rediscovers acres of original 1904 decorations and art! This amazing work is part of the complete restoration of this Grand Hotel in San Pellegrino (BG), Italy which has stood abandoned since the early … Continue reading

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The importance of getting quality, professional, expert mural conservation consultation services

The importance of getting quality, professional, expert mural conservation consultation services Using examples of scagliola decorations in Italy and mural restoration projects Last week I was in the Cannaregio neighborhood of Venice, Italy in a residential area and turning a … Continue reading

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Historic Murals With American (Human) Values… Restoring art with a social conscience.

I’ve been doing mural conservation since 1975 and got my start in Italy. Since then, I have enjoyed working on wonderful historic and artistic murals in historic buildings and public places all over the United States and internationally. I love … 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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Is Street Art Worth Saving? A Conundrum! International mastermind group debates mural and art conservation issues

Is Street Art Worth Saving? A Conundrum! International mastermind group debates mural and art conservation issues for contemporary art murals in public places By Scott M. Haskins, Art Conservator  Trying to conserve, as a general idea, contemporary street art has … Continue reading

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Masterclass of Conservation Issues for Contemporary Art Murals in Public Places

Murals by living artists in public venues are mostly located throughout city locations accessible by the public. The international problems with their protection, preservation and restoration are common issues confronted by specialized art conservation professionals hired by city governments, historical … Continue reading

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