Virtual Spring Lecture Series - Coming to Life: The Canadian Conservation Institute and a Horse-Drawn Hearse

Join Amanda Salmon from the safety and comfort of your own home. This free online talk streamed live on Tuesday, April 13 at 1 p.m., gives an overview of conservation, the Canadian Conservation Institute, and its services, and highlights observations and recommendations for a 1930s horse-drawn winterized hearse from the Grey Roots collection currently in Ottawa undergoing treatment. 

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Amanda Salmon, Conservator at the Canadian Conservation Institute, specializes in furniture, wooden objects and heritage interiors. She holds a B.A. (Hons) in Art History and English from Queen’s University, as well as diplomas in Collections Conservation and Management from Fleming College and Cabinetmaking from the Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technology. She has also worked extensively in the private sector for several museums and institutions across Ontario, including the Ontario Heritage Trust, the Ontario Museum Association and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Amanda is a member of the Canadian Association for Conservation of Cultural Property and the International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works.

If you wish to ask questions during the Q&A, they can be submitted in the comments for the video on Grey Roots YouTube (please note, you have to be logged into a YouTube account to do so), or via Messenger on Grey Roots Facebook. This talk will also remain available to view following.

This presentation is part of our Virtual Spring Lecture Series taking place online Tuesday afternoons at 1 p.m. from March 30 through April 20. Livestreams will be available at – pre-registration not required. 

The 2020 Virtual Spring Lecture Series is a free event, but if these talks are something you enjoy, please consider becoming a Grey Roots member. Your interest and support is sincerely appreciated.

Pictured: hearse at the Canadian Conservation Institute studio, 2018
Courtesy: Government of Canada, Canadian Conservation Institute, CCI 124328-0039

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