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How to Save a Book – a talk in two parts, jeopardy and salvation, with Ruth Stevens

November 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Talk Summary: Ruth will describe the conservation of 17C Church Registers belonging to Middle Temple, one of the Inns of Court in London. The Registers were badly damaged during an air raid in 1941, repaired in 1942, but had become inaccessible.  This talk will discuss the extensive treatment and conservation decision making that enabled this book to once again be fully accessible.

 Biography: Ruth Stevens BA Hons, MA, ACR – Following a career in illustration and design Ruth retrained in 2005 as a book conservator at West Dean College of Arts & Conservation. She worked at the British Library as a book & paper conservator for 7 years, becoming an accredited member of Icon in 2011. She now works in the private sector as a director of Sussex Conservation Consortium Ltd. with Ian Watson, and is also a director of Impact Heritage CIC with Ian Watson and Ann-Marie Miller, a community interest company that focuses on community archives and training. She works from her studio in the South Downs National Park.

 Booking: there is no charge to attend this talk. Send an email to claireredfern@sky.com with your name and the name of the event(s) that you are interested in. Zoom meeting details will be sent a few days in advance of the talk.


November 20
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Event Category:


SoB London & South Region