FACL has provided art conservation and painting restoration services to Brigham Young University and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS, Mormons) including the following departments: History Department, which includes the Church History Museum, Building Dept., Missionary Exhibits Depts and the Temple Department. We have also provided art consultation and painting conservation services to the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers (DUP or International Pioneer Museum), The University of Utah, Utah State University in Logan and the Springville Art Museum in Springville, UT. We enjoy working with art galleries and do work for Anthony Christensen Fine Art and Antiques and we routinely meet with numerous private art collectors and individuals who may only have one family heirloom portrait.
See in this video about our background:
When we get a call to restore a painting, clean a painting, fix artwork, repair a rip in a canvas painting, analyze a painting we schedule a personal visit to look over/evaluate the artwork at your location, offering a estimate of the work up front at no charge. Then, if the work is to be done, we offer PU/Delivery to your home or office. The work’s schedule, however, needs to coordinate with our other project’s pick up and delivery in the Provo/Salt Lake City Area.
Call around. Call the institutions listed on this page. We are sure you will hear great things about our service, quality work and ease of working with us.
We also do art conservation and painting restoration work in the Las Vegas area, throughout Southern CA, we do a lot of work in the Carmel/Monterey area. We have work shipped to us from clients all over the Western US and we work on murals nationally.youtube
See a quick video tour of our lab:
Please give us a call to discuss your painting(s) or mural project. Call Scott M. Haskins at 805 564 3438. We look forward to getting to know you.
This is a testimonial from the director of the Springville Museum of Art, Dr. Rita Wright
Anthony Christensen Fine Art and Antiques
A testimonial from an amazing art gallery in SLC
Here are a variety of testimonials from all over (geographically) and on lots of different kinds of projects: https://www.fineartconservationlab.com/testimonials/
See other interesting short videos of projects and testimonials on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/user/bestartdoc?feature=mhee
More about our past in Utah: Scott M. Haskins came to Utah in 1978 to set up the art conservation lab for the Permanent Art Collection at Brigham Young University in collaboration with the Historical Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake City and provide art conservation services for their historical art collection.
Scott Haskins, who originates from Southern California, moved to Santa Barbara, CA has been in private practice, Fine Art Conservation Laboratories (FACL, Inc.) since 1984 but continues to provide art restoration services throughout the Intermountain West.
Video of London Mural Removal for LDS Church
Give us a call to discuss your needs, and schedule and see if we can meet soon.
805 564 3438 office
805 570 4140 mobile Scott M. Haskins
References and testimonials: https://www.fineartconservationlab.com/testimonials/
and more video testimonials on YouTube Channel”Bestartdoc”:
Here is a heartfelt testimonial about trusting us with a family heirloom
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The curator at This Is The Place Monument Pioneer Village recommended that I call Scott.
He wаs totally right. You ϲan’t imagine just how much time I had spent trying to find someone I could trust with my artwork. I’m totally pleased and confident that I’m in the right hands.
Nice presentation for your services. Very thorough and interesting. Thanks.
I’ve really enjoyed poking around your website and I’ve watched all your videos, lol. I’m hooked.
I stopped by DUP and they recommended you. I went to search anyway on the internet and there you are again and I am very impressed. Thanks for all the good info. I have a painting I just inherited that needs some help. I’ll call you right away. Thanks.
Thanks fߋr sharing your experience in painting
restoration. Very interesting, Regards
Well, you seem to be well known… everywhere I checked for quality professional painting conservation in the Salt Lake area I was given your name. Wow! I’ll call your office and discuss my questions. Thanks for posting this info.
Hi Dane, thanks for posting!! Call me on my mobile at 805 570 4140. TTYS
Thanks for your info, examples or work and testimonials. It was all very educational and interesting. We haunt art galleries, museums etc but didn’t know much about your profession so it’s good to know about your work.
Thanks to Scott and FACL for the visit this week and the evaluation of our heirloom. We felt very comfortable with Scott’s visit, got all our questions answered and consigned the work to Scott. Everything was pleasant but professional. All the testimonials they show here are what we experienced too.
I met Scott at Sugarhouse Mall cause we live in Park City which was easy to do cause we’re in town all the time anyway. It was very convenient for us to meet and we got our 3 inherited paintings looked at. Based on the other testimonials on this site and the very nice visit we had, it was easy to trust FACL and consign our things for restoration. Everything has gone very smoothly.
Do you take on apprenticeships?
Hi Carol, no, we do not do apprenticeships. Thanks for connecting.
I’m looking for someone to clean, possibly seal, and scan a portrait my father painted years ago of my maternal grandfather. Do you take on projects this small or have another place you might recommend if not?
Yes, we do exactly the work you are looking for. Shall we discuss this over the phone? Send me you phone number and I’ll call you if you like. TTYS Scott M. Haskins 805 564 3438 office
Have you restored pioneer art from any of the LDS temples in Utah?
Yes, Kaerim, I’ve worked in all the historical temples.
My name is call Christopherson I don’t know if you can help me I have a paining print .this print has a small amount of water damage on it . Actually some bleach got spilled on it . It was so stupid how that happened .I don’t know if you heard Dinotopia The artwork is produced by James gurney .I have a certificate of authenticity I really do need to get this fixed if you can help me please give me a call let me know 801-687-2732
Thanks for you comment/question Paul. I’ll give you a call this morning.
I like how you mentioned that an evaluation of damaged artwork could be done up front with no charge. I’m sure that this would depend on the restoration company, of course. However, my husband is looking to repair a painting his grandfather did years ago. We’ll have to look into the businesses near us and see if we can get it restored.
Hi Sam, We are in SLC often if you’d like connect. 805 564 3438
My father died in 1960. My mother had his latest photo blown up and then a professional painted over it to make it look like an oil painting. Since then it has darkened and is dirty. I dust it, but it has lost its beauty from what it once was.
Is this something you could clean?
Hi Michele, If your father’s portrait is dirty, then yes, it can be cleaned most likely. If the paint has darkened then perhaps there is nothing that can be done outside of repainting it again. I’ll be in SLC in two weeks if you’d like to show it to me. 805 570 4140 mobile
Michele, Give me a call and we can talk about it. 805 570 4140 is my mobile, TTYS and thanks for leaving a comment, Scott
Thanks for your interesting posting! I really enjoyed reading it and its good to know your expertise is available in our area. I’ll call.
Thanks for this writeup. Good info! How can we be in contact?
Give me call Bob. We received a painting from SLC today via FedEx and we’ll be coming your way soon. A historic preservation project and murals to work on in Logan are also on our schedule. Call 805 564 3438 office. Thanks for connecting.
Do you have any recommendations about appraisers? I have a beautiful heirloom painting that needs a lot of work. I love it, but I would like to know how much it’s worth before I put too much money into the amount of repair needed. It’s a beautiful European agrarian scene and it was an antique when my great grandmother bought it in the 1930’s. I’m located near you in Provo and I’m having a really hard time finding some one to appraise this piece near me. Any help you can give me I’d really really appreciate. Thank you.
Kelsie, thanks for your question/comment. Give me a call and we can talk about a couple of options. TTYS, Scott 805 570 5140
Hi, I have a lithograph that has some mildew damage from a recent pipe rupture in our basement. It didn’t get wet, but the damp apparently seeped through the backing and the custom mat shows damage. It is a fairly large numbered edition signed by the artist, who has died. Is this something you could fix? Could you contact me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org? Thanks!
Thanks for leaving your comment Jennifer. This is usually a problem that a conscientious framer can help you with, especially if the artwork is not damaged. Its good to have the framing opened up and the artwork inspected right away after its been in a high humidity situation cause even if you can’t see it, mold can be growing on the inside. But based on your description, the cost will only be to replace the mat. We get to SLC often and we can meet sometime if you like.
I have a Wilson Ong large portrait of Lorenzo Snow that has a 4 inch rip in the canvas….is this something that can be fixed?
Robert, yes, we make damage… like what you’ve mentioned, to disappear. Give me call to discuss? I was in SLC last week! TTYS, Scott 805 570 4140
Thank you for this info. After searching and calling for referrals, you are obviously the most professional art conservator working in SLC, with the best service. Everyone seems to know and appreciate your expertise. I’ll call you on Monday.
Thanks Tammi, for your comment. I look forward to talking with you about your project. My mobile is 805 570 4140. Office is 805 564 3438. TTYS
We have an old print that needs some work. Not sure if it’s worth much, but it’s a family heirloom and we’d like to have someone look at it and see if it can be restored. Please contact Dana @ 435-201-1403 or the above email address.
Thanks for leaving your comment. I enjoyed speaking with you on the phone this morning. I looking forward to meeting with you on my next trip to your area.
I called Scott with a question about a cracking oil painting. He was very knowledgeable and gave me a couple options of things I can do for my painting. He answered all of my questions without hesitation. I really appreciated that Scott took the time to chat with me. I’m sure he’s very busy but didn’t make me feel like I was interrupting his day, very professional. Thank you Scott!
Thank you Rebecca for leaving this comment. I enjoyed speaking with you.
I’m a claims adjuster in Sandy, Utah and have been searching for a company that could check out damaged artwork in the hopes of repairing it for our client. I came across FACL’s website and spoke with Scott. I was elated to find out he travels to Utah often and has convenient options to inspect artwork. He also has connections for appraisals which is extremely convenient. We discussed my case and he gave me great insight on how the process works, average fees and was able to help me evaluate the situation much better than I could have on my own. His knowledge and eagerness to help was leagues above other companies I’ve talked to. I am sending his information to the other property claims adjusters I know as I think he’ll be a great asset!
Thank you for the nice comment. I enjoyed speaking with you about your claim and questions. You sound very competent and professional and I hope to work with you again.
Good info and thanks for sharing your expertise. It sounds like it comes from lots of experience. I was pleased to find you here in Las Vegas. Other #ArtConservationLasVegas companies were hard to communicate with and seemed unprofessional. You were a breath of fresh air to talk to.
Francis, it was a pleasure speaking with you too. I’m looking forward to our meeting in January. In the meantime, let’s get matters squared away with your insurance company.
Spoke with Scott this afternoon in regards to a map restoration. He was very knowledgable and helpful. Won’t be able to restore this particular map, but if I ever need any other restoration work done I will contact him!
Scott – thanks for speaking with me about our statue in need of restoration this morning. While you don’t provide those services, I was pleasantly surprised by your willingness to provide me alternative options to investigate and how much time you took to speak with me. Thanks!
I have a 200 year old map of the Netherlands that needs help. The paper is drying up and tearing. About how much would it cost to give it some love?
Great info and interesting video. I appreciate the pleasant talk we had on the phone and the good advice. I look forward to seeing you soon.
I discovered your page and video for your work in Utah. Thanks for the info as I’ve been searching but didn’t find a shop I was confident in. There is a lady in SLC who works out of her house but “her professional vibe” was less than I was expecting. There doesn’t seem to be a professional working in the state! But, obviously, people needing professional help work with you and you’ve here for decades! Once I knew your name I called around and it seems everyone knows and admires you. I was so pleased when I called you and had a very nice conversation. It was exactly what I was searching for: good advice, reassurance and feeling that I could trust your company. I look forward to seeing you during your next visit.
Brittany, thanks for leaving your comments and it was very nice speaking to you too. As I told you, repairing a bad rip, cleaning a painting and inpainting the losses to disappear are a normal set of problems we resolve everyday. As I told you on the phone, here’s the link for the video on repairing a rip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xhhu0AZ_WVI I look forward to meeting with you in about 3 weeks.
Thank for the info about your services. I’ve heard your name come up from several different sources as the guys to go to.
Thanks Eddie. If you like, Call Anthony’s Antiques in SLC, a high end dealer with quality paintings. He’ll tell you straight the types of projects we have done for him and the results. Scott
Thank for the good info. I got your name from the This is the Place Monument curator.
Murals, street art, and well done graphics, are indeed art, not just graffiti. they should be protected from vandalism and preserved – they often add color and life to an otherwise blank, dull looking wall!
I have a lithagraph dated 1881 by J G Brown. It has a few minor blemishes (two small tears that were taped along the edge, and turned yellow).
I would like to know what it would cost to fix, and I know that you would have to look on it.
Thank you, Ray………………cell # 435-994-1411
Thanks for connecting with me Ray. I called and we’re going to connect the next trip to Salt Lake City in a couple of weeks.
It amazes me that paintings and murals can be restored so well.
I called around looking for someone to help me with a family portrait. I got Scott’s name again and again from museums, curators everyone. I was not disappointed. He was very personable, answered all my questions and the work from his lab was wonderful. The pick up and delivery service made working with him very convenient. Thank you for allaying my fears and making this a great experience for our family.
Scott is working on a large historic preservation site with my company right now… he was brought in as the mural expert. He’s been great to work with and we’re thankful he’s on this difficult project.
Good to know you are available in my area. And I feel fortunate to be able to call THE expert who these other large institutions trust.
Artworks are indeed to be valued and restored. I think you have a very noble business for doing that.
We’ve found that Scott is easy to work with and we appreciate his attentive service. He goes the extra mile to help us and he stays in communication… a very nice feature.
We, at the Utah State University Museum, have felt isolated away from professional help over the years and we are thankful to meet up with Scott who will go the extra mile to take care of our needs and be an asset to our collection care.
Our organization is named in the video and we love working with Scott. He provides excellent quality professional service not only to us but we get good reports back from people whom we refer.
We had a pioneer family portrait that was damaged. It wasn’t worth anything but Scott treated us like we were important clients, answered all our questions and did amazing work fixing a huge rip in the face and making it disappear. Wow.
I liked your interesting video very much. It touches on your work with all the main players in the Salt Lake City area and inspired confidence in your abilities.
I am beginning to depend on Scott when evaluating new works of art I am thinking of buying. The insights and questions he asks don’t even enter my mind. And, he hasn’t charged me yet! His conservation work has been first class.
Everything you said ahead of time about our project happened as promised and you delivered with excellent service and excellent quality work. Thank you.
I want to say that working with Scott is easy. He is not some uppity sophisticated professional who talks down to you. He’s attentive and personal and I have LOVED working with him on our family’s paintings.
Thanks Adrian. I too have been enjoying our discussions.
I missed calling you on some projects over the years even though I knew of you. I’m repenting! Working with you these last few months has been a breath of fresh air compared to my previous experience.
Thanks Anderson for the comment and I too am enjoying meeting with you and discussing whatever comes up. The Paul Lauritz was not in your plans yet you trusted us to make it perfect when your experience in the past was not up to your expectations. I’m gratified that your reactions to our conservation work has been so enthusiastic. Thank you for trusting us.
I was calling around about the cleaning of a large painting we own and I called a local restorer who told me to call you! Wohoa! I guess you are the man! When will you be in town next? Nice video, btw. It gave me a good idea about your extensive experience and gave me confidence to contact you.
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