Thursday, July 19, 2012

Save Collectibles from Smoke Damage - Discover 5 Valuable Tips

I am a fine art conservator which is basically someone who specializes inpainting restoration. At present I am in Utah doing some work for the LDS Church on some very important murals, helping the International Pioneer Museum which belongs to the Daughters of Utah Pioneers with some follow up from the moth before and meeting private art collectors. I’m also consulted and considered an expert on saving collections and treasured memorabilia from disasters because of my book, How To Save Your Stuff From A Disaster

Here are 5 proven tips for getting help with your smoke damaged artwork, collectibles, memorabilia, antiques and heirlooms with valuable info on dealing with insurance claims. Click on this link to go to Save Your Stuff Blog:–-discover-5-valuable-tips-save-collectibles/
This painting was thought to be destroyed but cleaning brought it back to original pre-fire condition. Talk to us before you throw artwork away!

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Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Mormon LDS Idaho Falls Temple Mural Conservation Work

Mormon Temple in Idaho Falls
Idaho Falls LDS Temple

In June 2012 the temple was shut down for 3 weeks of maintenance and I was asked to go in an take care of certain issues with the murals. All went well! Some of the problems were caused by cracks in the murals caused by the 1985 earthquake that we repaired poorly afterward:
1. Cracking and flaking along previous repairs in the Creation Room
2. Cleaning issues in the Garden and World Rooms will be addressed some other time.
3. No work in Terrestrial Room
4. Water stains and aging issues in the Celestial Room
5. Cleaned murals in Baptistry and organized the maintenance protective coating of the oxen of the font.
6. Repaired flaking of paint along border of mural in landing between rooms.
We loved working with everyone at the temple. They have a great group of people taking care of the building.
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