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DUP Orem, UT Camp to Host Scott M. Haskins as Speaker

The Orem, Utah Camp of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers announces that at their annual meeting on October 20, 2012, Scott M. Haskins, author of How To Save Your Stuff From A Disaster and professional art conservator will be speaking. He will be giving us tips and how-to instructions for collection care at home and for DUP items.

The meeting will be held, Monday, October 22, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at the LDS Church–670 E 800 N, in Orem. For more information call Lynne Lynn at 801 224 2106

All DUP camps in the Utah Valley and Salt Lake Valley are invited to attend. Mr. Haskins spoke at the DUP National Annual Director’s meeting in May and was such a big hit, that we are pleased to announce he has accepted to speak to our local group.

His presentation includes a review of the very interesting restoration and conservation work he has done on some of DUP’s most valuable paintings since he began working with our collection since 1980. 

For a tour of his conservation laboratory, click here

Crossing the Platte River from the DUP Colletion

Crossing the Platte river by Dan Weggeland in the SLC DUP Collection


Art Conservation Painting Restoration Expert Scott M. Haskins at DUP in SLC – Jan 30th – Feb 2nd

Collection preservation and art restoration have always been part of the mission statement of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers. Certainly the hopes and dreams of keeping the memory alive of these brave ancestors requires preserving their physical items for future generations: their collectibles, artifacts, heirlooms, books and writings, photography, memorabilia and artwork.

You can tell that Scott Haskins, the art restoration expert that began working with the Daughters back in 1980, is passionate about working with us if you’ve seen his videos. Even if he can’t be a member of DUP (his mother’s family helped settle Beaver, UT and his great grandmother, who died when he was 14 and he knew well, was the 1st child through “Hole in the Rock”!) Scott is anxious to do everything within his professional abilities to help our organization. Its been a few months in the planning, but during the week of Jan 30th to Feb 2nd, we were able to take advantage of Scott being in SLC to work on the restoration of the Salt Lake LDS Temple murals and we set up an “painting restoration workshop” in our conference room.

Cleaning a painting in the conference room

Cleaning a painting in the conference room


Scott accomplished several important things while he was with us: He cleaned the very dirty painting that hangs behind the speakers in the conference room, “Pioneers of 1857 Crossing the Platte River” painted in 1869 by famous pioneer artist Dan Weggelend. Another blog post tells about this work and there’s even a video showing a time lapse of the cleaning. He also re-cleaned a full length portrait painting of Brigham Young from about 1843 that he worked on back in about 1982 but that needed some fresh varnish.

While with us, he also made a proposal to help the DUP raise money for future restorations… which was enthusiastically accepted! Scott was also asked, and he accepted to be the featured speaker at the national meeting in June, at no cost, to report in on the art conservation work being done at the Daughters and to kick off the fund raising ideas.

All in all, it was a very productive visit.

During the week in SLC, Scott had the engine at FACL (his conservation company) running on all cylinders: Mural work at the Salt Lake temple for the LDS Church, large paintings to be cleaned on site at the Pioneer Memorial Museum in SLC, a Post War Expressionist Abstract painting by Jay De Feo examination and reports at Utah State University for the Whitney Museum of American Art in NY, inspecting a “pile” of newly discovered historic paintings plus meeting with private clients in Las Vegas along the way

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More info on Scott’s work with clients in Utah:

More info on FACL, Inc’s work with clients in Las Vegas:

Scott’s blog about art conservation on vintage Mormon Art, go to

Art restoration/conservation questions? Call Scott Haskins at 805 570 4140

Art appraisal questions? Call Richard Holgate at 805 895 5121