Mural Restoration Consultation Services – Historic Preservation Fine Art Expertise – Art Conservation

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The expertise presented in this information is of most interest to maintenance department directors, historic preservation architects, construction firms and general contractors that do historic preservation work and government agencies letting mural restoration projects. The video and contact information is of interest to agencies and organizations in charge of the care of public art collections. In the private sector, those renovating historic homes with decorative painting and murals will find this of interest.

Since 1975, Scott M. Haskins, who trained in Italy, has been working on mural projects. In fact the 1st mural he ever worked on was dated 1365. Since that time the expertise for mural preservation, restoration and conservation that he has acquired is indeed versatile and can be put to work for your project. In fact, much of the reputation of Fine Art Conservation Laboratories (FACL, Inc.) is based on difficult problem solving both on the wall and our ability and determination to work well as a team member on a construction site.

But, in order for Scott Haskins to be interested, the potential project does not need to be super high profile, have difficult problems and be a logistical nightmare. Small, straightforward projects will also get the due respect and attention.

As can be seen on the Mural Capability Statement below (click on the link), mural restoration projects have been performed in Italy, England and in 14 states in the US.  Traveling great distances, even internationally, to inspect, plan and review your project is not a problem.

Fine Art Conservation Laboratories is made up of two experienced office managers, 3 experienced art conservators (all over 15 years after training), a conservation technician and other support personnel as needed. On large projects, team organization and working with numerous committees is an important ability. In these cases, an excellent quality team of professional associates comes together to contribute a great depth of experience in craftsmanship and talent, problem solving expertise, analytical capabilities, professionalism and art connoisseurship.

Historical murals from the Beaux Arts period

Here are some remarks from clients, other art conservation professionals, contractors and project administrators:

Mark Garrido, Project Manager for the General Contractor on the project posted the following on for Fine Art Conservation Laboratories (FACL, Inc.). “Scott and his FACL staff of highly competent professional art conservators performed the critical salvage and restoration of a very valuable, irreplaceable historic mural in the main lobby of the Burbank, CA Police/Fire headquarters (as a sub to the general contractor for the City of Burbank). This restoration was a major component of a large water damage correction project that included replacement of the curtain wall system, stone flooring, planters and memorial monument in the middle of and surrounding the mural. Project scheduling was very tight and coordination critical and complex. Under Scott’s hands-on leadership, FACL’s restoration of the mural was flawless, their performance timely and seamless and their cooperation and team work exemplary. Without reservation, I give Scott and FACL my highest recommendation.”   Service Category: Art conservation. Year hired: 2009  Top Qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity

“I am working primarily on mural projects these days. You are truly an inspiration in our field! Thanks Scott for your videos! Deborah Uhl, Mural Conservator, Colorado

“The monies spent for your services are the best money we ever spent (consultation, collection survey, project proposals and reporting materials)” Wendy Adair, VP of University Achievement, Texas Southern University, TSU), Houston, Texas

“Scott, you may be the best conservator I know in the country. I have enjoyed working with you more than I can express.” Perry Huston, Past AIC President, Dallas, Texas

“This was a very politically charged project in the City of San Francisco for over 10 years. We needed someone beyond reproach that we could count on to “knock the ball out of the park.” That’s why we chose Scott Haskins and FACL. Mr. Al Albano, Consultant, Piazzoni Mural Project, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco.

Scott and his staff performed perfectly and did superb quality conservation work on this very delicate painting conservation project. His skills as Conservation Team Leader were superb and much appreciated. Dr. Carl Grim, Chief Conservator, De Young Museum

WPA mural in Lamesa, TX by Fletcher Martin

Click Here for Mural Conservation Capabilities Statement:

Click Here for Restoration Consultation Clients:

City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs engagement letter for art, paintings, murals consultations and contracting for a 3 year period.

Contact info:

Scott M. Haskins 805 564 3438 Office, 805 570 4140 mobile (California)

See short lab tour video:

YouTube Channel for mural restoration/conservation:

Anthony Quinn as the Pope on Broadway being evaluated for conservation treatments

On a 75 ft. boom lift to evaluate the condition of Anthony Quinn

as the “Pope of Broadway”,

1985 by Eloy Torrez in downtown Los Angeles


Testimonials for Texas State University Historic Buck Winn Mural Conservation Project

(Years of consulting services provided)

Dr. David Coleman, Director of the Wittliff Collections, Alkek Library and

Daniel Benson, Construction Contract Admin. Facilities and Design,

testimonials for working with Scott M. Haskins










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