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Robin Canham

Robin CanhamConservator

2340 Albert Street
REGINA SK S4P 2V7
Ph: 306-787-2667

Email:  robin.canham@gov.sk.ca

 

 

About

Robin Canham grew up in Regina where she attended many summer programs at libraries, museums, and galleries throughout the city. These experiences led to a passion for supporting the preservation of and access to public collections while promoting inquiry, research, and life-long learning. These cornerstones have been a focus throughout her career.

After completing a Bachelor of Arts (English) from the University of Regina, Robin went on to complete a Master of Information Studies, specializing in Library Studies, from the University of Toronto. She worked as an Academic Librarian for several years, before returning to post-secondary studies at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario where she completed a Master of Art Conservation, specializing in paper, photographs, and new media. During this time, she was awarded a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Canadian Graduate Scholarship for her research on the use of nanocellulose in paper conservation.

Robin has previously worked in the conservation labs at the Queen’s University Archives, the Provincial Archives of Alberta, and was the 2022-23 Kress Conservation Fellow at the Queen’s University Library W.D. Jordan Rare Books and Special Collections where she focused in book conservation.

Robin has been an active member of the Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild (CBBAG) since 2005 and currently holds a position on the national board. Most recently, Robin was awarded the 2023 Emerging Conservator of the Year Award by the Canadian Association for Conservation of Cultural Property (CAC).

Peer-reviewed Publications

Canham, R., A. Murray, and R. Hill. 2023. Some practical aspects of nanocellulose film: characterization, expansion and shrinking tests, and techniques to create remoistenable nanocellulose. Restaurator. https://doi.org/10.1515/res-2022-0031

Hill, Rosaleen, N. Krsmanovic, and R. Canham. 2022. T.H. Saunders sample book: a treasure trove of 19th century papers. Book and Paper Group Annual 41: 34-42. https://cool.culturalheritage.org/coolaic/sg/bpg/annual/v41/bpga41-05.pdf

Canham, R. 2022. Practical techniques for creating nanocellulose film. Journal of Paper Conservation 23(4): 142-143. https://doi.org/10.1080/18680860.2021.1933677

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