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Travel to interesting places associated with art conservation

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 … Continue reading

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The importance of getting quality, professional, expert mural conservation consultation services

The importance of getting quality, professional, expert mural conservation consultation services Using examples of scagliola decorations in Italy

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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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Art Restoration Services, San Diego

This last week I was in San Diego, CA visiting clients and making new connections in the painting conservation profession and for the first time decided to stay at a downtown Marriott Hotel. Downtown is quite the urban cement jungle … 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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Masterclass of Conservation Issues for Contemporary Art Murals in Public Places

Murals by living artists in public venues are mostly located throughout city locations accessible by the public. The international problems with their protection, preservation and restoration are common issues confronted by specialized art conservation professionals hired by city governments, historical … Continue reading

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Painting Restoration Testimonial from Salt Lake City of an Historic Portrait of George Washington

This is something we see all the time in our painting conservation laboratory; someone accidentally pokes the 19th century painting on canvas with very little effort and causes a hole or rip. Sometimes its amazing how fragile these paintings are. … 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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Seville Golden Age of Spanish Painting at the Museum of Fine Arts

By  Scott M. Haskins, Fine Art Conservator I invite you to come along with me on a recent trip to Seville, Spain. On this trip I was hoping to see and expecting to see the exquisite paintings of the Spanish … Continue reading

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Expert Historic Preservation Consultant On Extra-Ordinary Baroque Murals Hidden Away in Northern Italy

The magical art of illusion and perspective. Restoration of historic murals of masterpiece quality. Garda Lake has been a highly appreciated resort area since Roman times. On one side of the lake is Brescia and the other side is Verona, … Continue reading

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