PBS Feature of Saving Historic Paintings of Missions Recognized by Los Angeles Press Club

Special recognition from the Los Angeles Press Club was announced yesterday for the widely viewed PBS special documentary featuring the art conservation mystic arts of Fine Art Conservation Laboratories for saving the incredibly historic mission paintings by Henry Chapman Ford, now part of the art collection of the Mission Inn in Riverside, California. The paintings are considered by many scholars as a national treasure given their unique place in US and California history.

The prestigious Los Angeles Press Club’s 12th National A&E Journalism Awards have named as a finalist in “the category of “Documentary or Special Program, Short” KVCR’s PBS Uncovered in the Archives.  We are proud to be honored among such a fine group of journalists. Below is the list of the finalists in this category.

The episode for which Uncovered in the Archives received the nomination told the very interesting story of the several efforts of saving of the 36 paintings from complete destruction and their painting restoration by art conservation professionals at Fine Art Conservation Laboratories over several years..  We are so grateful to all the participants in and supporters of this episode.  Without everyone’s excellent team effort and great attitude, this accolade would not have been possible.

Henry Chapman Ford paintings of the Missions of California were saved from destruction

Uncovered in the Archives producers are Brad Pomerance, CJ Eastman and Glenn Grant

The honored 20 minute episode is featured in this blog post with the video at the end of the article — https://www.fineartconservationlab.com/in-lab/filming-pbs-program-on-rare-historic-oil-paintings-of-missions-of-ca-that-survived-horrific-circumstances-painting-restoration-riverside-at-mission-inn/

Scott M. Haskins, Oriana Montemurro, Virginia Panizzon FACL Art Conservators

Special Mention Collaborating Art Conservator, Luisa Pari

Contact info:   805 564 3438    faclofficemanager@gmail.com



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