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Re-Introducing Edwin Deakin

In 2014, the Archive-Library began a conservation project to restore the series of mission paintings by Edwin Deakin. Two years later, the 19thcentury paintings have been completed!  On the night of September 24th at 6:30 pm in the Bonaventure Hall … Continue reading

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Deakin Conservation Project: Mission Nuestra Señora de la Soledad in the Spotlight

By Virginia and Robert Guess Edwin Deakin (1838-1923) developed his artistic talents in depicting landscape and architecture scenes before he set out to paint the twenty-one Missions of Alta California. He completed three series in the late 1800s, two in … Continue reading

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We Get By with a Lot of Help From Our Friends: Deakin Project Update

By Monica Orozco We have amazing friends! Thanks to so many wonderful people, our “adopt a mission painting” campaign to find sponsors for conserving the 21 painting of California Missions by Edwin Deakin got off to a tremendous start and … Continue reading

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The Life of Christ On Copper Paintings Restoration

by Anastasia Heaton Thanks to a generous grant from the California Missions Foundation, the Santa Barbara Mission Archive-Library has been able to move forward with restoration treatment for five unique paintings from its collections. These five artworks depict scenes from … Continue reading

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Good Friends, Good Food, and Good Art!

On Thursday, November 6, 2014, the Santa Bárbara Mission Archive-Library hosted an open house and reception to thank our sponsors and partners in our Deakin Mission Paintings conservation project, and to provide an opportunity for them and all our friends … Continue reading

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A Gathering of Friends and Art Lovers

What do you get when you mix art, friends, good conversation, and good food? A wonderful evening at the Santa Bárbara Mission Archive-Library. On May 22, 2014 the Archive-Library hosted approximately 80 people for an evening featuring a presentation by … Continue reading

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A Special Event Thursday May 22, 2014

Join us Thursday May 22, 2014 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm for a presentation by Scott M. Haskins from Fine Arts Conservation Laboratories.  Mr. Haskin will share his efforts restoring several Mission paintings by Henry Chapman Ford for the Mission … Continue reading

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Conserving the Art of Early California

By Monica Orozco, SBMAL Director One of the crown jewels of the Santa Bárbara Mission Archive-Library is a beautiful and historically significant series of oil paintings of the twenty-one Missions of Alta California by Edwin Deakin. It is one of … Continue reading

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More Big Changes

By Monica Orozco In the last post (How we spent our summer “vacation”) I described the major transformation the Archive-Library underwent with the installation of high density compact mobile shelving. But our transformation didn’t end there. Anyone who has embarked … Continue reading

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