Tips For Fine Art Collectors


“Scott, you (FACL) met my expectations, which was a perfect job. My absolute confidence in your work was absolutely confirmed. Thanks so much.” Jay Friedman, Santa Barbara

“Scott, you may be the best conservator I know in the country. I have enjoyed working with you more than I can express.” Perry Huston, Past AIC President, Dallas, Texas

“This was a very politically charged project in the City of San Francisco for over 10 years. We needed someone beyond reproach that we could count on to “knock the ball out of the park.” That’s why we chose Scott Haskins and FACL. Mr. Al Albano, Consultant, Piazzoni Mural Project, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco.

Scott and his staff performed perfectly and did superb quality conservation work on this very delicate painting conservation project. His skills as Conservation Team Leader were superb and much appreciated. Dr. Carl Grim, Chief Conservator, De Young Museum

“Scott , The delivery and work was superb and we are very thankful for your excellent skills and for the return of a piece we love. “ Sincerely Michael and David, West Hollywood, CA

“Dear Scott & FACL, Inc. Staff, YOU ARE ALL THE BEST!!!! The painting looked GREAT and I’m happy. I look forward to working more with you! My very best,” Dennis Marchesi, Marchesi & Co., Desert Springs, CA

Mark Garrido, Project Manager for the General Contractor on the project posted the following on for Fine Art Conservation Laboratories (FACL, Inc.).

“Scott and his FACL staff of highly competent professional art conservators performed the critical salvage and restoration of a very valuable, irreplaceable historic mural in the main lobby of the Burbank, CA Police/Fire headquarters (as a sub to the general contractor for the City of Burbank). This restoration was a major component of a large water damage correction project that included replacement of the curtain wall system, stone flooring, planters and memorial monument in the middle of and surrounding the mural. Project scheduling was very tight and coordination critical and complex. Under Scott’s hands-on leadership, FACL’s restoration of the mural was flawless, their performance timely and seamless and their cooperation and team work exemplary. Without reservation, I give Scott and FACL my highest recommendation.”   Service Category: Art conservation. Year hired: 2009  Top Qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity

The conservation services, expertise and availability of FACL’s consultations have been of the highest quality and very important to our department (curatorial). In addition, we have greatly appreciated Scott’s willingness to speak at functions, put on workshops for our docents and be an active part of our professional services. We have also greatly appreciated FACL’s flexibility with our budget restraints!” Theresa Manalo, Curator, The Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles, CA

“The Santa Barbara Museum of Art is so lucky to have a professional conservator of such quality and professionalism right in our own town. FACL is a great resource for us.” Dr. Robert Henning, Chief Curator

“Scott, you provided the exact services we needed and did a wonderful job (consulting on mold damage on art in a historic structure). Thank you so much for your help. We look forward to a good working relationship with FACL into the future.” Brent G. Thompson, Director Historical Department, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

“Thank you for the excellent service and over the top quality workmanship for the conservation of our damaged items. I appreciate your timely response and I am 100% pleased with the results and services provided by FACL.” Insurance claim by Lucinda Bliss, Insured with Chartis Insurance Co.(aka AIG)

“We would have been in big trouble and you made our navigation through the City (Dallas) and with the project’s architects streamlined and professional. Your quality services and reputation were cemented in our minds when we heard the inspector say they didn’t need to inspect your work for final quality – un heard of in our industry!” Tim Storms , Roberts-Obrien Construction, General Contractor

“Scott enabled our settlement to be acceptable to both the Dept. of Labor and the artist. His expertise and professionalism proved invaluable.” Steven Schwartz, attorney for Dept. of Labor, Public art suit.

“Thank you for spending some time with me last Friday afternoon. I very much appreciate your tour of the Fine Art Conservation Lab. I feel like I’ve discovered a new treasure! Thank you too, for the copy of your book. I am still shaking my head in wonder at having crossed paths with you (the author) in the aftermath of losing our home and contents in the Tea fire.” Jennifer Taylor, Director of Internships, Westmont College, Santa Barbara, CA

“Scott, what you are doing is – and has been – a great service to people who own fine arts, collectibles and valuables. Thanks for you’re your tips and whatever you send!” Glenn, West, Hollywood, CA

“Dear Scott: I LOVE YOUR E-MAIL SUGGESTIONS.   I attached your photo saving suggestion to an e-mail I sent to my club members (Oakmont Algonquin Roundtable a group of 54 published authors and screen writers).   I DO, I DO, I DO WANT YOUR E-MAILS! Thanks Scott for the very helpful, current, suggestions. Very best regards,” Priscilla Edwards

“Good advice on how to protect your valuables from disasters (floods, hurricanes, fires). See @best_artdoc on Twitter and” Mari Ramos, CNN

“You and your team did a wonderful presentation for our (department). Thank you for preparing a truly informative learning opportunity.” Judy Larson, Chairperson, Westmont College Art Center, Santa Barbara, CA

“Thank you for your presentation to our National Family History Expo about saving important family collections and items of value. Your expertise is so valuable and we are excited to have a person of your caliber speak to our members. Thank you for making this information so clear to understand and put into practice.” Holly Hansen, Family History Expo.

“Your presentation to the National Jewish Genealogy Conference was so much appreciated by everyone! Thank you for your interesting and well prepared information. Both those who just have family history items to preserve and those who collect things of value were greatly benefited by your information. Thank you!” Carole Montello, International Society for Jewish Genealogical Society

“Scott, your professional information fills a much needed niche for disaster preparedness. As far as I can tell, you are the only expert speaking on this subject! Thank you for participating in our conference on Hurricane Preparedness in New Orleans and interacting directly with government officials and office managers on this essential emergency preparedness message.” Sareth Neake, Homeland Security

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