Nancy Binnie

Senior Conservation Scientist, Heritage Interiors Conservation Division

Main areas of work and/or specializations

  • architectural paint research
  • paint layer stratigraphy (microscopy)
  • in situ colour documentation and matching of paint layers
  • impact of zebra and quagga mussels and biofouling on the materials found in submerged historic sites


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Nancy Binnie

Nancy Binnie graduated with a B.Sc. (Hons) and a M.Sc. in Chemistry from Carleton University. She has been a conservation scientist at the Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI) since 1986. Her current work includes an investigation of the chronologies of paints and finishes in the East Block of Parliament, microfade testing at CCI and at client sites, and technical investigations associated with an underwater archaeological project to recover and conserve a 1/8-scale model of the Avro Arrow CF-105 interceptor aircraft launched in the 1960s.

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