Chair: Annabel Downs; Secretary: Colin Moore; Treasurer: Helen Neve; Membership: Helen Brown; Events: Robert Holden
Committee Members: Phillada Ballard; Diana Armstrong Bell; Kristoff Fatsar; Hal Moggridge; Jan Woudstra. Ruth Benson (co-opted/corresponding)
FOLAR is the acronym for "friends of the landscape library and archive at (the University of) Reading"
FOLAR is keen to see the landscape collections at Reading promoted, used for research and to grow over time. These archival records need to be valued and conserved because, as one of our members, Lindsey Abbott, put it when describing the Landscape Institute's library and archive: "(it) is not a static canon but rather an evolving body of work that documents trends over time through a variety of media"
We became FOLAR after the Landscape Institute's library and archive were deposited at the Museum of English Rural Life (MERL) in 2013. MERL is part of the University of Reading. For further details on MERL see www.reading.ac.uk/merl
Thanks for choosing to join us in supporting the landscape library and archive at Reading. In doing so you will be helping build support for the most significant landscape collection still held in the UK. The membership application form - FOLAR Membership Form (V1).pdf - can be downloaded here FOLAR Membership Form
Membership is £20/pa payable on 1st May
Payment can be by cheque, direct debit or electronic transfer
For overseas membership please contact the membership secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org