Author Archives: Scott

About Scott

Scott M. Haskins has been a professional art conservator since 1975. Author of "How To Save Your Stuff From A Disaster", How to protect and save your photos, documents, books, family history, memorabilia, collectibles in earthquakes, hurricanes, floods, fires, tornadoes... and grandchildren! He provides free content to the media, distributors of newsletters and blogs at He may be contacted at 805 564 3438

PRESERVING ART at FAIR PARK Dallas, Texas The Nation’s Most Important Historic Fairgrounds

In 1986, Fair Park was recognized by the National Park Service as a National Historic Landmark due to its significance as the site of the 1936 Texas Centennial Exposition. Although this event established the importance of Fair Park as … Continue reading

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Fair Park Murals Maintenance Survey May 2016

After years of neglect of the maintenance issues of the art assets at Fair Park, the City of Dallas is surveying the needs of the property’s art as it attempts to turn over the administration and running of the historic … Continue reading

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Restoring Murals By Black Artist Harvey Johnson at TSU That Were Painted Out Similar To Work At Fair Park – See Video

Restoring painted out murals, like we did on the Centennial Building and the Food and Fiber Building is tricky. Next week I’ll be in Houston, Texas visiting Texas Southern University (TSU) to survey, inspect and inventory 168 murals! And while … Continue reading

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