CAPC members make their professional contributions in journal articles, conservation conferences, lectures and outreach activities. They write books on a wide range of topics, and create informative brochures for the public.






Conference and Symposium Papers, Lectures, Videos, Outreach


Printed brochures for public events


- Cser, Lazlo, "Some Lining Techniques Using BEVA Solution and BEVA Gel," JCAC, 2002.

- Ellis, Shirley, "A Passage in the Life of a Palampore," JCAC, 2009.

- Florian, Mary-Lou E.,"Aseptic Technique: a Goal to Strive for in Collection Recovery of Moldy Archival Materials and Artifacts," JCAC, 2000.

- Florian, Mary-Lou E. and L. Manning, "SEM Analysis of Irregular Fungal Fox Spots in an 1854 Book: Population Dynamics and Species Identification," International Biodeterioration and Biodegradation, 2000.

- Florian, Mary-Lou E. and L. Manning, "The Ecology of the Fungal Fox Spots in a Book published in 1854," Restaurator, 1999.

- Florian, Mary-Lou E., "'Natural Products' - for Insect and Fungal Control," ICOM Ethnographic Newsletter, 1998.

- Florian, Mary-Lou E., "The Role of the Conidia of Fungi in Fox Spots," Studies in Conservation, 1996.

- Henry, Anita, "A Paintings Conservation Project in the Senate Chamber, Parliament Buildings, Ottawa," JCAC, 2000.

- Lack, Cyndie M., "A Restored Vision: The Conservation of Jack Shadbolt's Airport Mural Bush Pilot in the Northern Sky," Museums Alberta Review, 2008.

- Passafiume, Janice M., "Setting the Stage at the Elgin and Winter Garden Theatres: Conservation of the Butterfly Scenery Flats," JCAC, 2003.

- Stubbs-Lee, Dee A., "Inside Out: A Conservator's Investigation of Museums, Visible Storage, and the Interpretation of Conservation," Collections: A Journal for Museum and Archives Professionals, 2009.

- Webb, Marianne, "Missing Pieces: A Conservator's Dilemma," Conservation Notes, Rotunda Magazine of the Royal Ontario Museum, Fall 2002.

- Webb, Marianne, "Seeing Beyond the Ordinary with Invisible Light," Conservation Notes, Rotunda Magazine of the Royal Ontario Museum, Spring 2002.

- Webb, Marianne and Douglas Converse, "The Case of the Salty Coffin," Conservation Notes, Rotunda Magazine of the Royal Ontario Museum, Fall 2000.

- Webb, Marianne, "Methods and Materials for Filling Losses on Lacquer Objects," JAIC, 1998.

- Webb, Marianne, "Retrieving a Japanned Cabinet's Decoration", Rotunda Magazine of the Royal Ontario Museum, Summer 1995


- Brunn, Margot and Joanne White (eds.), Museum Mannequins: A Guide for Creating the Perfect Fit (Edmonton: Colourpress, 2000).

- Florian, Mary-Lou E., Microbial Biofilm Facts: Conservation Concerns on Cultural Heritage Material (London: Archetype Publications, to be published 2011).

- Florian, Mary-Lou E., Cellulosic Facts - Cellulosic Materials Used in Cultural Heritage and Natural History (London: Archetype Publications, to be published 2011).

- Florian, Mary-Lou E., Protein Facts: Fibrous Proteins in Cultural and Natural History Collections (London: Archetype Publications, 2007).

- Florian, Mary-Lou E., "Deterioration of Leather," in: Conservation of Leather and Related Materials edited by M. Kite and R. Thompson (Oxford: Butterworth-Heinemann, 2005), pp. 36-54

- Florian, Mary-Lou E., Fungal Facts: Solving Fungal Problems in Heritage Collections, (London: Archetype Publications, 2002).

- Florian, Mary-Lou E., "Fungal Spots and Others: Nomenclature, SEM Identification of Causative Fungi, and Effects on Substrates," in: Of Microbes and Art, edited by O. Ciferri, P. Tiano and G. Mastromei, (New York: Kluwer Academic/ Plenum Publishers, 2000), pp. 135-151.

- Florian, Mary-Lou E., Heritage Eaters: Insects and Fungi in Heritage Collections, (London: James & James Science Publishers, 1997).

- O'Malley, Michael, « La contribution du Centre de conservation du Québec » dans L'imaginaire du territoire dans l'art d'Arthur Villeneuve, de MichaŽl La Chance, (Montréal: Les Presses de l'Université Laval, 2007), pp. 69-75.

- Naud, Colette, La Conservation Préventive dans les Musées : Manuel d'accompagnement (Québec: Université Du Québec à Montréal, 1995).

- Webb, Marianne and Shayne Rivers, "Japanned Furniture," in: The Conservation of Furniture, edited by Shayne Rivers and Nick Umney (Oxford: Butterworth-Heinemann, 2003).

- Webb, Marianne, Lacquer: Technology and Conservation (Oxford: Butterworth-Heinemann, 2000).

Conference and Symposium Papers, Lectures, Videos, Outreach

- Cser, Laszlo. "Reflection on the Primacy of the Image and Authenticity in Connoisseurship and Conservation" CAC conference. Vancouver. 2009; AIC conference Milwaukee. 2010.

- Ellis, Shirley. Podcast (co-presented): Marie Antoinette's Dress, Patricia Harris Gallery of Textiles & Costume, Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Ontario. Fall 2008.

- Ellis, Shirley. Video (sole presenter): The Palampore, Patricia Harris Gallery of Textiles & Costume, Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Ontario. Fall 2008

- Florian, Mary-Lou E. The Four Components of Biodeterioration and Preservation of our Collective Memory. Paper presented at "Choices and Strategies for Preservation of the Collective Memory" Archivio di Stato Bolzano., Dobbiaco. 2002

- Florian, Mary-Lou E., "The Need for Background Baseline Reference Levels for Fungal Structures and Beta-Glucans," in: Art, Biology and Conservation: Biodeterioration of Works of Art, Proceedings of 2002 Conference, edited by R.J. Koestler, V.H. Koestler, A.E. Charola, and F.E. Nieto-Fernandez (New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2003), pp. 172-189.

- Florian, Mary-Lou E. and Purinton, N., "Determination and Location of Stains in Fungal Spots and Enzymatic Removal of Pigmented Hyphae in Archival Paper and Textiles," in Preprints, Third International Conference on Biodeterioration of Cultural Property, Bangkok, 4-7 July 1995, edited by (Location: ICBCP-3, year), pp.

- Florian, Mary-Lou E.and N. Purinton. Determination and Location of Stains in Fungal Spots and Enzymatic Removal of Pigmented Hyphae in Archival Paper and Textiles. Third International Conference on Biodeterioration of Cultural Property, Bangkok, Preprints - ICBCP-3, July 4-7,1995.

- Florian, Mary-Lou E. Per Guldbeck Memorial Lecture: About Time. IIC-CG Annual Meeting, May 25. IIC-CG Newsletter, Fall, 1991.

- Graham, Juliet. "Behind Closed Doors: Collections Care at the University of Lethbridge Art Gallery". CAC Conference Ottawa 2010.

- Lapointe, Anne. "Mémoire présenté à la Commission de la Culture du Québec - Modifications suggérées à la Loi sur les biens culturels." Gouvernment du Québec. Bibliothèque de l'Assemblée nationale. Online. 2005. Accessed Feb. 21, 2011.

- Lapointe, Anne. "Restauration de la murale 'Endocrinologie' peinte par Marion Scott". Conférence de l'ACCR Ė Montreal 2008

- O'Malley, Michael. Participation au tournage de l'émission de Télé-Québec « Portes-Ouvertes » portant sur le fonds Desjardins et la restauration du David de Pierre Puget. March 3, 2010

- O'Malley, Michael. « Back to Black : Borduas Revisited » présentée au congrès annuel de l'Association canadienne pour la restauration et la conservation, Ottawa, Ontario. 2010

- O'Malley, Michael. « La restauration des peintures sur toile » présentée au Musée de Lachine, Montréal, lors de l'exposition « Fracas - restauration requise ». September 16, 2009

- O.Malley, Michael. Participation à deux reportages télévisés portant sur la restauration des peintures de Charles Huot à Carleton, Telé-journal de l'est, Radio Canada et TVA-CHAU. August 18, 2009

- O'Malley, Michael. Participation à un reportage télévisé portant sur la restauration du portrait de l'abbé McMahon, de Théophile Hamel, au TQS. March 17, 2008

- O'Malley, Michael. « The Restoration of the Portrait of Patrick McMahon by Théophile Hamel » présentée à Québec lors d'une réunion de la société historique Irish Heritage Québec. 2005

- O'Malley, Michael. « The Maison Villeneuve : A House-Museum Within a Museum » présentée au congrès annuel de l'Association canadienne pour la restauration et la conservation, Jasper, Alberta. 2005

- Passafiume, Janice. Conservation for Artists, Curators and Collectors. Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto, November 4, 2010

- Passafiume, Janice. "Tratteggio Inpainting as Taught by the Italian Masters", August, 2010, with Nicoletta Tomassi. International Society of Appraisers conference, Toronto, 2009.

- Passafiume, Janice and J. Kleyman. "Conservation Treatment and Authentication of Paintings with Handheld XRF Analyzers."Art 2008, ISAS International Lectures. Jerusalem. 2008

- Passafiume, Janice and Mercedes Cirfi Walton."The mystery of the Madonna and Child and Angels; an Ongoing Investigation". Symposium "The Sacred Image of the Icon" Varley Art Gallery Toronto 2008

- Warren, Sue. "Changing Visitor Expectation at the Canada Science & Technology Museum". Big Stuff 2010 Conference , Duxford, UK. 2010.

- Webb, Marianne. The Autofluoresence of Asian Lacquer", Conference: Crossing Borders - The Conservation, Science and Material Culture of East Asian Lacquer, London. 2009

- Webb, Marianne. "The Autofluoresence of Asian Lacquer", Canadian Association for Conservation Annual Conference, Ottawa, 2010

- Webb, Marianne, Moffatt, Elizabeth, Corbeil, Marie-Claude and Duxin, Nicolas, "Examination and Analysis of the Chinese Polychrome Sculptures in the Collection of the Royal Ontario Museum," in: Scientific Research on the Sculptural Arts of Asia. Third Forbes Symposium, Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, September 29 - October 1, 2005 (London: Archetype Publications/Freer Gallery, 2007).

- Webb, Marianne and Miriam Harris. "The Treatment of a Plaster Over-mantel", Canadian Association for Conservation Annual Conference, Victoria, May 2003

- Webb, Marianne, "Preliminary Investigations into Thermochromatic Changes in Asian Lacquer," in: East Asian and European Lacquer Techniques, Regional Workshop Proceedings, edited by the Armenian National Committee of ICOMOS, Munich, 11-13 March 1999 (Munich: Karl M. Lipp Verlag, 2001).

- Webb, Marianne, "Cracks, Cups and Cures: the Consolidation of Asian Lacquer," in: Postprints of the British Antique Furniture Restorers Association (BAFRA) Symposium on Lacquer, London U.K., 27 October 1998, (London: BAFRA, 1998).

- Webb, Marianne, "Four Japanned Cabinets, a Variety of Techniques," in: Painted Wood: History and Conservation, Proceedings of the Symposium organized by the Wooden Artifact Group of the American Institute for Conservation July 1998, edited by Valerie Dorge and R. Carey Howlett (Los Angeles: Getty Conservation Institute, 1998) pp. 328-336.

- Webb, Marianne. "Adapting the Nebulizer for Consolidating Powdery Matte Paint Aurfaces", Canadian Association for Conservation Annual Conference, Whitehorse, 1998

- Webb, Marianne. "The Conservation Treatment of Lacquer in the Royal Ontario Museum" International Symposium on the Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Property- 1993 -Conservation of Urushi Objects, Tokyo National Research Institute of Cultural Properties, 1995




Printed brochures for public events:

Any member can request up to 25 copies free of charge, by e-mailing the Secretary at If you know of an event in your area which would be appropriate for the distribution of these brochures, please let a member of the Board of Directors know, and a quantity of brochures can be shipped out to you.

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CAPC Membership Directory 2012 (PDF) Print Version



Other CAPC/CAC Joint Publications:


Selecting and Employing a Conservator in Canada
What is Conservation?




Code of Ethics and Guidance for Practice for Those Involved in the Conservation of Cultural Property in Canada. (PDF)





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