Painting Restoration and Conservation – Chapman College in Orange County- Hilbert Museum of California Art

Professional painting restoration and conservation is a valuable service that is often searched for by asking for referrals from esteemed art dealers, museums and auction houses. But sometimes, the referral is no better than simply asking your hairdresser, depending if the person is referring you to a “friend” or a real professional who, not only, knows his/her stuff but also runs a quality professional business.

After several trial and error relationships, we were recently gratified to hear from a major collector in Orange County who was not satisfied with past restoration referral and services. Lucky for him, Mark Hilbert received glowing referrals from two quality businesses in Southern California; Redfern Gallery in Laguna Beach ( and from Scott Levitt at Bonhams Auction House in West Hollywood ( to call us at Fine Art Conservation Laboratories who regularly provide service throughout the southland. See short video:

Click on photo to see video

Click on photo to see video

You will be interested to know that Mark Hilbert is the main force behind the new major museum being established with Chapman College in Chapman, CA that is about to open in Feb. 2016. The Hilbert Museum of California Art will have its opening on Feb. 27th, 2016 and you may contact Mr. Hilbert for arrangements to attend ( or for a copy of the book. The vast collection focuses on California art in the 1930 and 1940s and is made up of mostly watercolors and paintings. The new book, just published is a gem full of wonderful photos.

Collection Overview - Windows in Time

Collection Overview – Windows in Time

Fine Art Conservation Laboratories is honored to be part of the team to assist with this collection. Some of the educational discussions we have had with collection management have been lighting issues, the use of a UV blacklight during examinations and the characteristics of different kids of varnishes and finishes on paintings. These are common discussions we have with art collectors, dealers and other institutional collections we serve in the area: We are the art conservators for the Festival of the Arts in Laguna, we do work for the Mission San Juan Capistrano, we receive referrals from the Bowers Museum and have done a lot of work in the past for the Irvine Museum.

Click here for our review of Art Restoration Consultation Services provided over the years:

Call Scott M. Haskins, Art Conservator, to discuss your questions and a personal visit. 805 564 3438

p.s.  If you would like to know more about what you can do to protect and preserve your original family history items, collectibles and memorabilia click on this link for a free copy of Scott M. Haskins book Save Your Stuff – Collection Care Tips, 210 pages with 35 embedded how-to videos.

p.s.s. CLICK HERE  for our YouTube channel – Subscribe!  See quick video on Discovering Hidden Signatures on Paintings!





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About Scott M. Haskins

Scott Haskins has been in professional art conservation since 1975, specializing in the conservation/restoration of easel paintings, murals and art on paper. FACL, Inc. is known nationally for doing A+ work no matter the size or difficulty of the project. We are happy to do a quick cleaning on a family heirloom. Our client list and resume is also full of very satisfied clients of large, difficult/complicated projects at remote locations. Excellent services are also available as an Expert Witness/Legal Testimony in art related matters. Consultation on art related projects occur regularly including extensive insurance evaluations for insured or insurer. Services are offered worldwide. Scott M. Haskins is also author of the "Save Your Stuff" series, educational information, materials and supplies to help people protect and save their treasured family heirlooms and collectibles at home and office. He can be reached at 805 564 3438. Video and written testimonials at
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