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Maria Bedynski

Library and Archives Canada
Senior Paper Conservator
Nepean, ON, Canada
Maria Bedynski received an M.A. in art history from the Catholic Theological Academy in Warsaw, Poland, in 1977. That year she accepted a position of assistant paper conservator in the Prints and Books Studio at the Conservation Center for National Treasures in Warsaw. After arriving in Canada in 1982, she worked in private practice and in 1984 attended the National Archives of Canada four-year long, in-house training program, receiving a certificate in the conservation of works on paper. Since 1988 she is a conservator of works of art on paper, maps and manuscripts at Library and Archives Canada. Her research, publications and presentations have focused on the treatment options for iron and copper containing inks and pigments on paper, and on the conservation, materials and techniques of portrait miniatures on ivory.

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