Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Update on Smuggled Russian Royalty
Remember the story of Smuggled Russian Royalty (http://fineartconservationlab.blogspot.com/2010/01/russian-royalty-smuggled-out.html)? Well, here's an update:
Art conservation and restoration adventures and updates! Preservation how-to help tips. Smoke damage, water damage, rips, tears, cleaning, fake signatures, analysis and authentication, busted up frames... we've got it all... caused by earthquakes, hurricanes, floods, mold, shipping, clumsy handling, fires... and kids! Read the chilling details of murals, easel paintings and works of art on paper.
Scott M. Haskins, author of “How To Save Your StuffFrom A Disaster” and "Save Your Stuff in the Workplace", which provide important (essential!) information to help people and businesses protect and save important letters/certificates/awards, memorabilia, photos, books and collections and collectibles, most of which are not insurable but may be of great value (financial, historical or emotional). He writes and coaches on how to prepare for and respond to water damage, mold, vandalism, shipping damage, fires, earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, leaking water heaters… and Father Time! He has been personally involved in nine “major” California disasters and consults with individuals and organizations nationwide. His preparedness and response message is an important niche for Homeland Security Disaster Plans.
Over 500,000 copies of his pamphlet “How To Respond After An Earthquake” were distributed in Los Angeles, through the human resource departments of the Bank of America after the Northridge Earthquake. His pamphlet “How To Save Your Stuff From A Hurricane” was distributed at the National Hurricane Conference in Orlando, Florida. He often customizes and private labels content for organizations. His information has been considered an important tool for CSR (corporate social responsibility), human resource departments, public outreach, collection assessments and care and risk management.
Mr. Haskins is an expert witness and provides legal testimony in the Los Angeles Supreme Court system and on the part of the federal government regarding public art issues. He routinely provides consultation services, surveys and assessments and provides expert written content. He has done consultation work for a long list of notable organizations internationally. See notes on background at www.saveyourstuffblog.com. His firm routinely consults and provides services for insurance companies, nationwide, in responding to accidents.
Mr. Haskins is the President and Senior Art Conservator at Fine Art Conservation Laboratories (FACL, Inc.) and has worked in the art conservation profession since 1975. The clients of FACL are nationwide. They provide art conservation services for the US government, state and local governments, auction houses and dealers, museums and historical properties, for the private collector and for the general public who may inherit the occasional heirloom.
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