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Archive for the ‘What can you do at home?’ Category

Art Conservation and “Saving Your Stuff” focus of Daughters of Utah Pioneers Annual Meeting

Saturday, July 7th, 2012
Orson Pratt Family

Orson Pratt Family

The featured speaker at the Daughters of Utah Pioneers Annual Director’s Meeting in Ogden, Utah, was widely acclaimed art and painting conservator, Mr. Scott M. Haskins. For the 450 members present at the main session on the 9th of July, 2012, it was a rare and delightful experience.

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How To Get Organized – Collectibles, Old Photos, Family History – A Short Video To Make You Smile

Saturday, March 24th, 2012

Organizing collectibles, old photos, boxes of old letters and documents, old books from loved ones past on can be a daunting and mind spinning experience. Where do you start? What is your goal? Well, those aren’t reallythe right questions to ask.

One of my great pleasures since 1978 has been to work on the enormously popular and historical items within the collection of the Historical Department of the LDS Church. One of the oral history researchers from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (The Mormons) was in my lab this week interviewing me about the art conservation and restoration work I’ve done for the history department of the Church History Museum over the decades. We discussed my book, How To Save Your Stuff (see product section of this website in scroll on left) and Ann Marie thought you would be interested, as she was, in this quick tip about how to avoid confusion when getting organized…and how to eat more ice cream!  The video is less than 2 minutes.

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Collectibles and Heirlooms May Be Treasured But Are They Worth Protecting?

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

An Heirloom’s Value?

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Priceless Collectibles? Are they worth protecting?

Saturday, March 3rd, 2012

This post is submitted by guest blogger Michele the E-bay Seller:

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Woman’s World “Your Perfectly Organized Life” Dec 2010 Wet Photos, How To Save Your Stuff From A Disaster

Friday, November 19th, 2010
Woman's World, "Your Perfectly Organized Life" Dec. 2010 Wet photos, How To Save Your Stuff From A Disaster, Scott Haskins

Woman's World, "Your Perfectly Organized Life" Dec. 2010 Wet photos, How To Save Your Stuff From A Disaster, Scott Haskins

7 Quick, Inexpensive Steps – An Archival Method For Storing Photos, Letters and Certificates

Saturday, October 16th, 2010

Piles of photos and letters that need protection?

Piles of photos and letters that need protection?

Women’s World Magazine recently interviewed me for information on what can a busy woman do at home, on her own, really quickly, if she spills her morning ‘Joe’ or a glass of liquid on some photos. I mentioned about the process of writing the article a couple of times on my Facebook Page at “Save Your Stuff.”

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Old Crusty Label Reveals Valuable Info On Antique Painting

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

We had a painting come into the lab from a CA client that use to be part of an old family estate in NY. The painting was very high quality, but very dirty and it had 16 holes in it. On the back was an old crusty brown label with no writing on it…. or so it seemed!

No writing on it... or was there?

No writing on it... or was there?

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Flooding and Water Damage on the Lower Mississippi: Saving Art and Memorabilia: 8 Tips

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

fema-flood-insurance-photo-low-resFlood waters are rising and water damage is eminent as you read this on March 11, 2010. The Mississippi is flooding a wide flood plain along most of the length but concentrated from Cedar Rapids to St. Louis according to the U.S. Department of the Interior/ U.S. Geological Survey http://la.water.usgs.gov/default.html

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Another Major Earthquake in Chile – A Disaster Preparedness Lesson 7 tips to help you

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

Again in Chile on March 11th. a 7.2 earthquake is truly a nightmare experience for those unfortunate people. Once more, we are reminded about the awful effect and cost of human life, livelihoods and resources that are a result of an earthquake.

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Hanging nail gives away – $25,000.00 painting ripped.

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

Look at this rip! Want to see some magic?!


This rip, on the left, was kind-a ugly: It ripped when the nail gave way and it fell off the wall… and got uglier when the fibers frayed.

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