Art Nouveau Rediscovered at the San Pellegrino, Italy Grand Hotel Art and Decoration Restoration Project

Art Nouveau mural restoration and over-paint removal project rediscovers acres of original 1904 decorations and art! This amazing work is part of the complete restoration of this Grand Hotel in San Pellegrino (BG), Italy which has stood abandoned since the early 1970s. A behind the scenes look where tourists can not go – A 1904 Art Nouveau Jewel

Beginning in about 1890, Art Nouveau was an international style of art, architecture and especially the decorative arts, that was most popular at the time the Grand Hotel was built. It’s graphic designs of natural forms particularly the curved lines of plants and flowers were thoroughly embraced by the upper society of the Gilded Age. English uses the French name Art Nouveau (new art) but the Italians used the term Liberty Style.

Art Nouveau embraces the decorating of a wide range of fine and decorative arts, including architecture, painting, graphic art, interior design, jewelry, furniture, textiles, ceramics, glass art, and metal work.

By 1910, Art Nouveau morphed into the dominant international European architectural and decorative style, Art Deco… but in the town of San Pellegrino Italy, the entire town embraced this gorgeous Italian version of design they call “Liberty.”


Special Thanks to Project Art Conservator, once an FACL Art Conservator and my good friend, Giancarla Zanardi. Contact her in Italy at 39 335 822 5147

To discuss your mural conservation questions call art conservators Scott M. Haskins, Oriana Montemurro, Virginia Panizzon 805 564 3438

The elaborate, gorgeous Art Nouveau Casino in San Pellegrino, Italy


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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
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11 Responses to Art Nouveau Rediscovered at the San Pellegrino, Italy Grand Hotel Art and Decoration Restoration Project

  1. Michael Oman says:

    Hi, I log on to your blog often. Your story-telling style is awesome, and you are always involved in interesting projects. We always talk about your posts with the friends I connect with. Thanks and keep it up!!

  2. Betty Stroman says:

    While you were there, did you go to the health spa, “terme?”

  3. Bettina Strong says:

    I’ve been to Bergamo a few times but never to San Pellegrino. I’ve missed out! Next time…

  4. Jason Strunk says:

    Take me next time!! Loved it.

  5. Bobbie Dixon says:


  6. Michael Stubbs says:

    Loved this video and insights. I’d love to visit this town!

  7. Doug Studerson says:

    Wow!!!! Nice video!!!

  8. Bethany Stump says:

    Scott M. Haskins do you know what is the future of the Grand Hotel now? Are they restoring it to its original beauty?

  9. Bethann Sturgill says:

    Scott, keep up the great work!!!

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