Rescheduled: Virtual Program Restoring Richmond Industrial City


Free Virtual Public Program Tuesday November 10, 2020 | 7:00 – 8:00 PM

Scott Haskins of Fine Arts Conservation Laboratory

Restoring the historic Richmond Industrial City mural

Event Description:

FACL is currently working to restore the historic Richmond Industrial City mural that was rediscovered by Museum staff in 2015. Scott Haskins will give a multimedia presentation about the techniques employed by the art conservators to treat the flaking paint, remove distortions, cleaning, and archival varnish to protect the mural for the future. Participants will receive downloadable eBook(s) with guidance for preserving your family photographs and documents.

FACL Conservators Virginia and Oriana Inspecting Mural (May 2020)
FACL Conservators Virginia and Oriana Inspecting Mural (May 2020)

About the Speaker

Scott M. Haskins graduated in 1978 from the Italian government (Lombardy Region – ENAIP) 3 year master?s degree level painting conservation program run in conjunction with the Istituto Centrale del Restauro (ICR) in Rome.

Between 1978 and 1984 Mr. Haskins established the painting conservation laboratory at Brigham Young University, in Utah, USA which also served the historical collection of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as they prepared to build two art museums.

In 1986, Mr. Haskins established Fine Art Conservation Laboratories (FACL) in Santa Barbara, CA where they presently provide professional painting conservation services over a wide geographical region. FACL is also recognized and well known nationwide and internationally for art restoration work on murals. They consult on damaged art issues as an expert witness for the Los Angeles court system and for insurance companies, nationwide. FACL has a specialized division of disaster response services for art related items (wildfires, house fires, floods and mud slides, earthquakes etc).

He is the author of the best-selling book series, Save Your Stuff, collection care manuals for collectibles, heirlooms, family history items and is a speaker internationally on the subject. He is also the author of several blogs and has a presence on several social media sites. He often uses these assets to help small museums, foundations and historical sites fundraise.


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