Monthly Archives: May 2012

Lost Leonardo mural looked for with new high tech gadgets by UC San Diego researchers in Florence

In 1505 Leonardo da Vinci began painting a mural – to commemorate the Battle of Anghiari – in the Palazzo Vecchio’s Great Hall, the seat of government in Renaissance Florence. Shortly after beginning, it is reported that the mural sustained … Continue reading

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What did they use to clean the Sistine Chapel?

I’m in Italy for a bout two weeks seeing friends, family, business associates and consulting. We’re in Rome to start off with and yesterday we went to Tivoli which is just outside of Rome. It has been a get away … Continue reading

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Jessie Arms Botke Featured in “Inner Visions: Women Artists of California”

Many people have heard that we were responsible for saving the wonderful, gorgeous mural of a tropical jungle by Jessie Arms Botke from demolition but few have heard the story. So, here it is! In 1992 I got a call … Continue reading

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Santa Barbara News Press Lifestyle Sunday Section Interview with Marilyn McMahon

I had a nice couple of hours with Marilyn McMahon, Santa Barbara News Press Staff writer extraordinaire, today in office at Fine Art Conservation Laboratories. She has been writing interviews and profiles for the Lifestyle section of the newspaper for … Continue reading

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