Ruth has run several successful training courses for heritage sector staff and
volunteers, including several for the Sussex Museums Group.
Currently Ruth is teaching the 'Adhesives for Conservation' module for the Book and Paper Conservation course at West Dean College, West Sussex. This is a one day introduction to using the most commonly used adhesives in book and paper conservation. The students are taught how to prepare various types of paste, when to use and when not to use certain adhesives and what alternatives are available for conservation work.
SCC Ltd. are also developing a practical 5 day course, 'Introduction to Book Conservation'. This will be designed to give delegates a sound practical basis to the basic skills involved in binding as well as the more advanced knowledge required to repair and conserve books and library materials sympathetically and ethically. It is aimed at people who want to gain valuable practical and theoretical experience before studying Book and Paper Conservation in more depth at a registered college.
One-to-one training at the studio is available on request.