Join Kyla Ubbink, Professionally Accredited Conservator for "A Snap in Time, a Shot for the Future: History of Photographic Process and Preserving your Photographs” on May 2nd from 1:00pm - 4:00pm.

If a picture says a thousand words, then a family photograph tells a thousand tales; and ones we want to pass on and keep for the future. Knowing the photographic processes used to create an image helps identify the era the picture was taken in, and guides us in how to go about handling, using and preserving that image. From Daguerrotypes, and Tin types, to Colodial-Chloride, and Gelatin, and every photographic technique and emulsion type in between; learn how these processes work, what time periods they were popular in, and how to identify them through practice with actual historic examples.

Explore what agents of deterioration cause damage to photographs and what can be done at home to mitigate and preserve them for the future. Proper boxing and albums, controlling the climate, keeping pollutants at bay, handling techniques, digitization and framing are all important to the longevity of your collection. Try out some of the techniques in class and go home with a simple acid-free folder. Make the most out of your resources with tips to preserve, digitize, use and ensure the longevity of your family’s pictorial history.

The cost is $15 per person and pre-registration is required by calling 613-354-3027. 


About the Presenter: 
Kyla Ubbink began her career through an internship with the Library and Archive Canada’s conservation laboratories in 2000 and subsequent contract positions through to 2005. Operating a private conservation studio since 2002, Mrs. 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, Library of Parliament, Privy Council, and numerous university, archive, rare book, and art gallery collections. 

Mrs. Ubbink obtained professional accreditation through the Canadian Association for Professional Conservators in 2010, has served on the board of directors of the Canadian Association for the Conservation of Cultural Property and has been a part time professor of Cultural Preservation for Algonquin College’s Archives and Records Management Program since 2007. She frequently provides lectures and workshops on preservation and conservation for professional conferences, has published several academic articles and recently served on a Canadian Standards Review Board to update the Standard for Permanent Paper.