Rebecca Bunch has worked in the field of conservation for 15 years and is currently the Conservation and Collections Specialist for the Official Residences of Canada. In 1999, Rebecca graduated from the post-grad Applied Museum Studies Program at Algonquin College where she was able to focus her education and internships in the field of conservation. Upon graduation she interned and worked in several federal institutions within the National Capital Region as well as with the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. In addition to her work within federal institutions, Rebecca has also maintained her private practice “Legacy Associates” since 2003. Rebecca’s main area of interest is object conservation and in 2008 was awarded the Canadian Museum’s Association’s award for Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Conservation for her involvement in the preservation of a 200 year old Maliseet birch bark canoe.
Region:Gatineau, Montreal and surrounding areas
Topic(s):Preservation of museum collections; Preventive conservation; Artefact conservation; Preservation on a budget; Unique challenges faced by small museums and historic homes.