Update Historic Paintings of California Missions by Edwin Deakin in the Santa Barbara Mission Archives and Library

Art conservation treatments are in the process. An update is posted after the newspaper article below…

The restoration of 22 gorgeous high quality historic paintings of the California Missions by Edwin Deakin in the Santa Barbara Mission Archives and Library (SBMAL) are underway. Director, Dr. Monica Orozco, heads up the efforts with the help of Scott M. Haskins of Fine Art Conservation Laboratories (FACL, Inc.). This article by Elizabeth Stewart brings you up to date:

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March 18, 2015

Painting conservation treatments have been proceeding systematically on a schedule over approximately the last 12 months. Two receptions/open houses have been held at the Archives to inform patrons, members and donors to the project and the response was very enthusiastic. At these receptions, completed works were shown next to painting that were yet to be cleaned, therefore offering an opportunity to compare. Art conservation staff was on hand to tell stories, explain processes and answer questions. Scott M. Haskins spoke to the groups of about 100 people at each event with background info on this wonderful collection of art and a review of other collections of paintings of the Missions of California by Henry Chapman Ford and William Sparks.

Videos of the processes are currently being made and a review page of the project on this website will be established in the future. The completion of the project is estimated to take place by the end of August 2015.

Questions? FACL and Scott Haskins provide the highest quality art conservation/ painting restoration services recognized nationally. 805 564 3438

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Edwin Deakin's Carmel Mission

San Carmello Borromeo Mission by Edwin Deakin

Open House to Review Painting Restoration of Missions of California by Edwin Deakin

SBMAL Reception for Edwin Deakin Mission Painting's Art Conservation

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 https://www.fineartconservationlab.com/testimonials/
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