Mural Conservation Consultant – Travel with me to see hidden and secret places!!

Have you ever thought about how art conservation and especially painting restoration of old works of art help us to look back in history? Think about how much info we get about old architecture long lost, old and ancient clothes and fashion,? I love the message of the movie, Monuments Men!! Do you love art, history, old movies, travel, vintage collectibles and antiques, old-classical-European architecture? You will LOVE the short behind-the-scenes videos embedded this article!

As a professional art-painting conservator, Oh! The places I go (and the people I meet)… that sounds like the title of a Dr. Seuss book… but its the truth. In fact, I even have Italian friends (from Italy!) that say they want to tour Italy with me and see and go where I go. So… I’m about to share a very interesting trip with you and show you some places you can’t get into, behind the scenes, to see wonderful art you may never see.

In order to “set up” the second video for you, let me show you a short video, first, about an art exhibition that was open to the public. People that connect with me though Facebook and my blog seemed to like this video a lot. This art exhibition was in Rome and was about some of the most famous Venetian Baroque painting artists:

So now that you know which Old Master artists we are talking about, this second video is about the home and neighborhood of THE most famous of them, Tintoretto, which you can visit today (if you were in Venice… duh…) and where the neighborhood hasn’t changed much in 500 years. We also visit a government painting restoration lab for these gigantic artworks. I hope you enjoy watching this as much as I enjoyed putting it together!

During this last trip to Italy, I went up on the scaffolding of a couple of projects that have asked me to help out on a consultation basis. I loved the whole vibe of this project: we are saving 1000 years of art and history!!! People in the area call this chapel the “Sistine Chapel of Northern Italy” and you can see it before restoration. The updates should be sooo interesting and I’ve even been asked to conduct tours from the USA to see this chapel during the art conservation treatments… but we’ll see IF that happens! Click here:

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Questions: Scott M. Haskins 805 564 3438
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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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3 Responses to Mural Conservation Consultant – Travel with me to see hidden and secret places!!

  1. Daniel Bivens says:

    You know, I am only considering the art that we find around the country in the United States. There is so much more art throughout the world that is even older and that makes your job even more amazing to me. Being able to consult and fix something created hundreds of years ago is a true talent.

  2. Aurelia Markham says:

    First of all I want to say wonderful blog! And I loved this video and the project you are working on. Sooo wonderful! Is this something that people in the US could be involved with? Our company imports wine from this region of Italy and your work interests us. Many thanks!

    • Scott M. Haskins says:

      Thanks for your comments and interest. Actually, yes! We will be doing many US based outreach efforts that will, perhaps, include tours. So, stay in touch and we’ll let you know. The church in Palazzolo is truly a remarkable historic and important artistic property!

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