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Kyla Ubbink

Ubbink Book and Paper Conservation
Professional Conservator, Archival, Books, Paper; Proprietor
Ottawa, ON
Professionally accredited with the Canadian Association for Professional Conservators, Kyla Ubbink has operated a private conservation studio since 2002. A graduate of Museum Studies, Mrs. 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. Ms. Ubbink’s work has been integral to the collections of the Canadian War Museum, Canadian Museum of Natural History, Bank of Canada Archives, Ontario Office of the Surveyor General, Parks Canada, Foreign Affairs Canada, Privy Council, and numerous university, archive, rare book, and art gallery collections. Mrs. Ubbink is also a part time professor of Cultural Preservation for Algonquin College’s Archives and Records Management Program, in her eleventh year of teaching. She advocates and promotes cultural preservation through workshops and lectures to community groups and heritage professionals and has published articles in serval periodicals. Mrs. 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”, and has also fulfilled the role of treasurer and secretary for the Canadian Association for Conservation of Cultural Property’s Board of Directors.

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