Showing it off: Display and Mounting of Books and Works on Paper – ONLINE (2023wksp-29)

  • 09 Nov 2023
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Online using Zoom
  • 0


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ONLINE: Showing it off: Display and Mounting of Books and Works on Paper with Kyla Ubbink

Finding a balance between preservation and display of your books and works of art can be challenging.

This 3-hour workshop will focus on reducing damage due to physical stress, as well as mitigating light exposure, climate fluctuations and pollutants.

Learn a variety of methods for mounting works of art on paper and displaying books in a supported fashion.

Practice Japanese paper hinging techniques and construct a foldable, easy to pack and transport, book mount from binder’s board covered in bookcloth.

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. Ms 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


Location: ONLINE using Zoom

Date: Thurs, Nov 9, 2023

Hours: 6 pm – 9 pm Eastern time zone (Toronto/NY Time)

Course fee: $65 members / $125 non-members (incl. one-yr CBBAG membership)

Prerequisite: none

Registration closes: Sunday, Nov 5, 11:59 PM

Maximum registration: 20


This is a live workshop, but it will be recorded, and a link will be made available for the registrants to view until available until Jan 18, 2024.


Tools Required:

Olfa/Utility knife

Cutting board



Bone folder

Wide brush (1 inch or larger)

Narrow brush (.25 inch)

Blotting paper

Polyester release material (heavier weight, such as Reemay or Hollytex)


Materials Required:

Binder’s board - suggested: 3mil thick binder’s board (or 25pt)

Book cloth

PVA adhesive

Japanese paper

Wheat starch paste

Mat board

Work of art on paper (print, watercolour, sketch, etc.) for mounting


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


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


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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