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Mural Restoration at Historic Casa Romantica, San Clemente, Orange County, CA

This blog post has been syndicated at ExpertClick.com. What does it mean to be syndicated? See end of article for explanation. I was at the historical home and event center, Casa Romantica last week, in San Clemente, Orange County,  CA. … Continue reading

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Graffiti Art, Street Art… Save It As Valuable Contemporary Art?

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“That’s Texas for you!” Is it the type of job… or is it me?!

I had something happen to me and I’m not sure what to think about it… whether it’s odd or funny or…? As you can see from previous posts, we are working on the side of a freeway in Grand Prairie … Continue reading

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Restoring Street Murals Back to Life Interview by Julie Rose on BYURadio Top of Mind

Top of Mind by Julie Rose BYURadio National Internet Radio Interview: Restoring Street Murals Back to Life Guest: Scott Haskins, Director and Chief Conservator, Fine Art Conservation Laboratories Colorful street art seems to have taken on new life thanks to … Continue reading

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Santa Barbara Art Expert Restores Historic Mammoth Mural AIDS Painting Near Hollywood Bowl In Los Angeles

The challenges Scott M. Haskins, Head of Art Conservation, faced when he was asked to restore the graffiti-covered “Blue Moon Trilogy” mural across from the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles seemed overwhelming to outsiders. But that didn’t stop him from … Continue reading

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Hollywood Mural Monument To Successful AIDS Research Saved and Restored – Updated

This public mural memorial monument located by the Hollywood Bowl was originally funded by AIDS Project of LA. The bronze plaque, from the dedication in 1988 on the mural will outlive us all. It reads: Blue Moon Trilogy Eve of … Continue reading

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Historic Murals With American (Human) Values… Restoring art with a social conscience.

I’ve been doing mural conservation since 1975 and got my start in Italy. Since then, I have enjoyed working on wonderful historic and artistic murals in historic buildings and public places all over the United States and internationally. I love … Continue reading

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Beautiful Underwater Mural Cleaned and Coated For Protection And Preservation

Octopus and sharks in art… This is a mural that Fine Art Conservation Laboratoriescleaned and coated for protection for long term preservation in Santa Monica, California during the last couple of days. While this mural is not at risk for … Continue reading

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Is Street Art Worth Saving? A Conundrum! International mastermind group debates mural and art conservation issues

Is Street Art Worth Saving? A Conundrum! International mastermind group debates mural and art conservation issues for contemporary art murals in public places By Scott M. Haskins, Art Conservator  Trying to conserve, as a general idea, contemporary street art has … Continue reading

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Preservation and Restoration of a very cute 27 ft. mural, Animal Circus by Hubbel Reed McBride c.1940. Its lining and stabilization.

I can’t imagine that anyone would want to destroy such a quality painting and fun subject matter as this painting. I’d like to share the fun subject matter of a mural that was saved from demolition in Denver, Colorado. Animal … Continue reading

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