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Water Damaged Treasured Family Keepsakes, Collectibles and Artwork

A short video, a new app and some good advice

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When treasured family history documents, photos, heirlooms, memorabilia etc are wet, in some way or another, priorities need to kick in. But what makes an item valuable enough to rescue?

Remember that value is more than just financial. “Don’t save that stupid thing of your mother’s” may indeed be the most important thing you have to pass down to children, has extreme value emotionally and for story-telling value. Add to your story of saving it from the flood and you will really make it an important item for future generations!

“The affection people feel for the art objects they own can be intense, and seeing those objects hurt or destroyed can be intensely traumatic. Take a step back, breathe, and assess yourself,” said Kala Harinarayanan,  Director of Environmental Health and Safety at the American Museum of Natural History, speaking at the Consortium on Recovery of Works of Art Damaged by Flooding. It wasn’t too surprising that a conference held at the Museum of Modern Art on how to deal with damaged artwork in the wake of hurricanes and winter storms, at times, felt like a group-therapy session.

At the same conference, renown industrial hygienist Monona Russol reminded people, “Among the most common and pernicious effects of flooding is mold. She pulled up a slide of a wooden sculpture covered in white mold—a victim of Hurricane Katrina. “One problem with mold, she said, is that it can take months to manifest itself. You might think you’ve dodged a bullet,” she said, “but you’ll have problems later on, especially in summer.”

Jim Coddington, a MoMA conservator, had been orbiting the scene like a priest at a church shelter.

“It’s true, some things may be lost,” he said. “But don’t make that assumption until you’ve been able to step back and get some expert eyes on it.”

There’s two (or maybe 3) parts to protecting and saving water damaged keepsakes: 1. Emergency actions and 2. Longer term preservation… and if you want, you can add a third step – restoration. Getting professional help may be your salvation.

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For emergency response and saving of “valuable” items that make up your family’s heritage, this app may be useful:

Emergency Response and Salvage Mobile App, is a handy mobile tool (which doesn’t work on a MAC) created by the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training. Although designed for museum professionals, the free app offers useful information for anyone dealing with water damage.

To help keep precious items safe from the storm, here are some tips from experts:

  1. The Most Important Things First
  • People and pets are most important. Helping others is good for your soul.
  • Protect your property/home, equipment etc

  1. First thing – Get Organized
  • Make sure the gas and electricity are turned off and that the area is cleared for re-entry before you begin to assess damage.
  • A little extra planning at the beginning will go a long way—especially for insurance purposes. Document the situation as you go: Take pictures and keep notes for reference.
  • Cool and dry spaces are the best spots to examine objects. If you can, keep air circulating with fans.
  • A mixture of seven parts alcohol and one part water is effective for mold prevention, Steve Pine, a conservator at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houstontold the Houston Chronicle. But be mindful: Flood water can contain hazardous materials, so wear safety masks and gloves before handling anything that has been submerged.

  1. Take Extra Care with Framed Paintings and Works on Paper
  • Be careful with old frames. If they are wet, they will fall apart in your hands. It will cost $1,000’s to repair or replace.
  • Handling artwork on canvas can be very tricky especially is flaking paint is visible. BE CAREFUL. In the blink of an eye you can ruin the value, increase the repair costs by $1,000 or turn it to trash. See the video below!
  • Immediately take the work out of the frame, but do not separate paintings from their stretchers.
  • Keep wet paintings horizontal, with the paint-side up, preferably elevated. Keep them out of heat or sunlight.
  • If the work is stuck to the glass of the frame, do not try to peel it apart. Leave it in the frame to dry with the glass side down.

  1. Soggy Photos? Do Not Despair
  • Wet photographs that are stuck together should be immersed in clean water and swished around until they come apart. Then, lay them out to dry.
  • If the photographs are damp or partially wet, experts have a secret weapon to salvage them: the freezer. Interleave the photos with wax paper, place them in resealable bags, and freeze them until you can spread them out to thaw and dry. Textiles can also be frozen after being briefly submerged in clean water.
  • The air-dry technique is another tried-and-true method favored by museum conservators. Place an absorbent material (such as un-inked newsprint, paper towels, or blotters) underneath wet objects. Then, lay them out in a cool, dry space stocked with fans. Do not hang wet items, as they will be unlikely to remain intact.

  1. Freeze Your Wet Books, Too
  • If you have more than one book stuck together, rinse off any grime while the books remain closed. Then, pack them spine down in a re-sealable bag or sturdy container and put them in the freezer.
  • Individual books can be air-dried, standing upright.

More on this info at

https://news.artnet.com/art-world/top-conservators-hurricanes-1073048

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Working nationwide on damaged murals and disaster response for artwork

Contact Info:

Scott M. Haskins, Virginia Panizzon, Oriana Montemurro, Painting Conservators

805 564 3438

faclartdoc@gmail.com

How Retail Prepares For The Holiday Shopping Season

In the retail world it’s never too early to start preparing for Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Christmas and all the special days throughout the holiday shopping season.

Retailers have to get their marketing, deals and sales exactly right to keep up with the fierce competition during the biggest sales period of the year. That’s why smart retail businesses get started very early.

The sooner you prepare for the holiday shopping season, the sooner you’re able to let shoppers know what’s in store and increase the likelihood that they purchase from you.

Start Spreading The Word

You should begin letting shoppers know at least one month in advance about your holiday promotions. Some retailers start as soon as back-to-school season is over.

The way you reach out to shoppers has a direct impact on your sales. That’s why it’s recommended to use a multi-channel marketing strategy to engage shoppers. Paid search, display advertising, and social media are very effective marketing channels to use together. Here are some tips to help you succeed with each channel

  • Holiday Marketing Channel #1 – Paid Search

According to a recent research study by Forrester, 71% of consumers begin their buying journey by using a search engine. If you decide to advertise with paid search, then be sure you know how ad formats work. You can choose between text, shopping or call-only ads. Which one you choose depends on your retail business and the way you want to advertise your products.

For example, if your business does ecommerce, an effective ad format would be shopping ads because it lets you clearly showcase your products and help you stand out from the competition. On the other hand, if you want to use persuasive messaging to highlight your holiday deals then text ads would be a good choice.

  • Holiday Marketing Channel #2 – Display Advertising

If you plan on using display advertising, then it’s important to give yourself sufficient time to A/B test and optimize based on people’s behaviors by time, device and browser. By running campaigns weeks in advance, you have better opportunity to create more relevant audience segments, especially the people who are searching early for holiday deals.

An effective way to boost your display advertising efforts is to use retargeting with your ads. Retargeting lets you display ads to people who have already visited your website while they browse around the internet. This is a great tactic to get people who visited your website prior to the holidays, back to your website when the shopping rush is in full effect.

  • Holiday Marketing Channel #3 – Social Media

Social media is a worthwhile avenue to explore because businesses can use them for free. Facebook, Twitter and Instagram are all great platforms to tease sales, run promotional contests and push high-demand products. If your retail business has a strong social following, then that’s an easy way to give shoppers a sneak preview of what’s in store.

What if you don’t have a following? Then use social advertising such as Facebook Ads. It will allow you to segment, target and reach your potential audience directly. This can be a great approach to increasing brand awareness on social media before the holidays.

Advice from Successful Retail Marketers

By using the tactics above, you are sure to gain traction this holiday season. But to help you with your holiday marketing even further, we asked some successful retail marketers to share their best holiday marketing advice. Here’s what they said:

“PPC visitors are 50% more likely to buy than organic visitors, but the holidays are rife with opportunity.” – Neil Patel

Twitter: @neilpatel

“This holiday season will be one of churn and change. Overall growth will be reasonable enough, with our forecasts indicating total spending will rise by 3.1%.” – Neil Saunders, Managing Director of GlobalData Retail, founder of Conlumino

Twitter: @NeilRetail 

“If you’re not already getting good at selling online, you’re days are numbered.” – Doug Stephens
Twitter: @retailprophet

Prepare for Holiday Success

Maximizing your time before the holiday shopping craze is critical to your holiday sales success. Preparing early and adopting a multi-channel marketing strategy can put you in position to capture new customers, retain existing buyers and keep shoppers engaged during the holiday season.

Ready to celebrate the holidays with more sales? Download the 2017 Holiday Shopping Trends in Digital Advertising infographic to learn the digital marketing statistics that will help shape your holiday marketing strategy.

Detached Historical Ex-Large Murals on Canvas Lined And Mounted – A Specialized Expertise Highlighted by National Organization of Art Conservation

Posted on September 1, 2017 by Scott M. Haskins

September’s Facebook cover image of the American Institute for the Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC) features, Professional Associate Scott Haskins (left in the photo) of Fine Art Conservation Laboratories, Inc., who is also a former chair (for 6 years) of the Conservators In Private Practice (CIPP) specialty group. In the image, conservation professionals are lining three sections of the previously detached 280′ long mural by Buck Winn, “The History of Ranching in Texas”. The murals are in the collection of the Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas. An action photo of the lining process (art restoration treatment) of three 30′ paintings is this month’s header.

Mr. Haskins works with painting veteran conservators Julie Stephenson, Oriana Montemurro, Virginia Panizzon and conservation technicians Diane Stevenett and Danielle Masters (who are also featured in the photo).  More information on the project and a short video can be found here: http://www.fineartconservationlab.com/murals/the-art-restoration-of-texass-most-famous-lost-public-art-by-the-most-famous-texan-artist-you-never-heard-of/

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The process of lining or backing a large canvas is a specialization that few art restorers have in the world. Mr. Haskins familiarity with the quality techniques and process were evident also from the recommendations David Coleman, Director of the Alkek Library Collection, received from other art conservators in Mr. Haskins’ favor when they were choosing an expert to undertake the work.

Dr. Coleman expressed confidently, “We couldn’t be happier with the work, FACL’s expertise, their customer service and communications throughout the process, the complete range of services to assist… it has been a completely positive experience and we would recommend Scott Haskins and FACL to everyone for art and mural restoration services no matter where you are located in the USA.”

The three 30′ sections of the mural required lead abatement, paint consolidation, distortion removal, rip repairs, lining, cleaning, fills and inpainting, and varnishing. FACL, Inc. is certified for toxic materials abatement such as lead and asbestos. There are several videos on YouTube that show the detaching process of murals and their reinstallation options. Here is the YouTube channel for mural restoration

videos:  https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLE1FF71CC598A8E79

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Oriana Montemurro inpainting murals by historic Texas artist, Buck Winn.

Art conservators that work in a private practices have businesses ranging from sole proprietorships to large companies, they provide support for clients such as artists, private collectors, galleries, corporations, museums, universities, and governmental agencies.

http://www.conservation-us.org/specialty-topics/conservators-in-private-practice .WaoEM63MyqQ

The importance of the History of Ranching is being rediscovered and recovered. The Texas State University chose Fine Art Conservation Laboratories after an exhaustive nationwide search for the expertise to deal with the serious preservation problems and in the hopes of ending up with a quality work of art to re-exhibit in the new Alkek Library on campus. The university owns 3 of the 11 sections that make up the 280 mural. As of the date of this article, the art conservation treatments on these 3 sections of mural are just completed. Plans to re-reveal the mural are in effect, but sadly the different parts of it have been separated… and are not likely to be reunited… so the full effect is lost. There is, however, very quiet discussions taking place regarding the other 8 sections of mural.

Buck Winn completed more than fifty projects in his life mostly between 1940 and his death in 1979, all on relatively large scales apart from his award winning postage stamp design for a three cent stamp in 1946. Some of his larger works are still available to view by the public in government and public buildings, however as new development has taken place an equal number have been sadly lost forever due to bulldozing and no care taken to recover the works before hand. There are funds and awareness groups urging for protection of these art pieces such as the Texas State Historical Association, stating that they are important works to preserve for the sake of art history and Texan history. Some of the murals no longer even exist in photograph form which is a real shame for future generations as well as all that appreciate his art work today. It is unclear why more care was not taken during reconstruction.

This story demonstrates the necessity for the preservation of architectural art (like murals) and also that loss of something precious can still happen in an “enlightened society” as ours if no one takes action to “make it happen.”. Losses and gaps such as the one in Buck Winn’s repertoire demonstrate a modern example of the problems we experience in looking at history. It is a difficult task to interpret the past as is, and the further you get from it and the more gaps that present the more difficult it gets. Especially in an age of technology and knowledge, as we are now, there is no real excuse for the loss or forgetfulness of anything like this.

Luckily, there are several societies and organizations fighting to save and promote Buck Winn’s legacy. These include the Texas Historical Commission and the Texas State Historical Association, which is one of the only bodies to have a decent biography about the man in question. Hopefully he will continue to be recognized for the artist and innovator that he was, that no further works of his will be forgotten or destroyed and thanks to experts like Fine Art Conservation Laboratories for their expert consultation service, nationwide on such projects and for their heroic efforts to do the actual mural protection, preservation and art restoration.

Mural Conservation Contact info:

Scott M. Haskins, Oriana Montemurro, Virginia Panizzon Art Conservators

805 564 3438 faclartdoc@gmail.com

 

 

Videos showing the work of Fine Art Conservation Laboratories
If you live in Los Angeles: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5K5CIUWVp8
If you live in Orange County: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHo5A9L_rVA
If you live in Los Vegas: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6h-cU3TWD8
If you live in Salt Lake City: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=COuMshFt9ek

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