2023WKSP-07 Keeping the Past: Preservation Techniques for a Home Archive - Online

  • 26 Apr 2023
  • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Online using Zoom
  • 0


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Online Workshop: Keeping the Past: Preservation Techniques for a Home Archive with Kyla Ubbink

Care, storage, and the application of archival preservation techniques at home is key to ensuring the longevity of treasured books, works of art, documents, photographs, and family memorabilia.

Learn current and up-to-date practices for storing archival materials, books and artwork; as well as how to detect processes of deterioration, and methods of intervention within the context of practical ‘at home’ application.

Topics include proper boxes and enclosures, the use of albums, shelving, climate control, pest and mould prevention, basic cleaning and repair, and digitization.

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. As an advocate for her field, Ms. Ubbink taught Cultural Preservation for Algonquin College’s Archives and Records Management Program, has several publications in professional periodicals, is a regular presenter at conferences, and provides workshops and lectures for community groups and heritage professionals. Mrs. Ubbink served on a Canadian Standards Review Board to assess and update the standard for “Permanence of Paper for Records, Books and Other Documents”, and fulfilled the role of treasurer and secretary for the Canadian Association for Conservation of Cultural Property’s Board of Directors. Her website is here: https://bookandpaperconservation.com/


Location: ONLINE using Zoom

Date: Weds, April 26, 2023

Hours: 7 pm – 8:30 pm Eastern time zone (Toronto/NY Time)

Course fee: $0 members / $60 non-members (incl. one-yr CBBAG membership)

Prerequisite: none

Registration closes: Sunday, April 23, 2023, 11:59 PM

This is a live workshop, but it will be recorded and a link will be made available for the registrants to view until July 24, 2023.

Online Workshop Process:

Materials should be prepared in advance of the workshop to the specifications which will allow participants to take the best advantage of the live format. Please review the technical requirements below prior to registration to be sure you can participate. Questions should be directed to workshop@cbbag.ca

Technical requirements for participation:

·       Access to the internet and to the Zoom application

·       Screen large enough to follow instructor’s video feed (cell phone is not ideal)

·       Microphone or Headset / Webcam

·       How to join a zoom meeting information https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193

Participant-requested cancellations will be accepted up to 3 days prior to the published cut-off date for registration and will be subject to a 10% cancellation fee (a minimum of $5). After that, the full fee will be forfeited. In the event of the workshop being cancelled by CBBAG, the workshop fee will be fully refunded. Membership fees included in the non-member fee above are not refundable.

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