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Workshop: Archival Preservation 101

March 26th, 2024, 6:30 - 8:30pm


This free workshop explored methods of applying archival preservation in a home or office setting. Documents, photographs, clippings, works of art, diaries, and trinkets are the physical evidence that tell our stories. Knowing how to preserve them is crucial to ensuring the longevity of these pieces of cultural history. Participants learned about current practices for storing archival materials, how to detect processes of deterioration, and methods of intervention in this free workshop with preservation specialist Kyla Ubbink

Date: March 26th, 2024, 6:30 - 8:30pm

Location: Bethell Fieldhouse- 166 Frank St, Centretown, Ottawa

Workshop Facilitator: Kyla Ubbink

Operating a private conservation studio since 2002, Kyla Ubbink began her career through an internship with the Library and Archives Canada’s conservation laboratories in 2000 and subsequent contract positions through to 2005. Her private practice, Ubbink Book & Paper Conservation, provides professional conservation, restoration and preservation consultation services to institutions, galleries, antiquities dealers, collectors, researchers and genealogists. 

Ubbink’s work has been integral to the collections of the Canadian War Museum, Canadian Museum of Nature, Parks Canada, Bank of Canada Archives, Global Affairs, Crown and Indigenous Affairs, and numerous university, archive, rare book, and art gallery collections. Ubbink was a part time professor of Cultural Preservation for Algonquin College’s Archives and Records Management Program from 2007 through 2019. She has several publications in professional periodicals, is a regular presenter at conservation conferences, and provides workshops and lectures for community groups and heritage professionals. Ubbink recently served on a Canadian Standards Review Board to assess and update the standard for “Permanence of Paper for Records, Books and Other Documents”. She has also fulfilled the role of treasurer and secretary for the Canadian Association for Conservation of Cultural Property’s Board of Directors.