The visionary founder members of the Landscape Institute recorded in their first constitution (c.1930) that they wanted to establish a library and a collection of lantern slides with which to inform their members and the general public about the work of this new profession. It took several decades to get there, and only when one of the founder members – at the end of his career – donated his plan chest full of drawings did the archive properly begin. This talk by Annabel Downs, chair of the Friends of Landscape Archive at Reading (FOLAR), outlines some of the exciting years between then and 25 years on, when the library and archive relocated to The Museum of English Rural Life at the University of Reading.

Zoom lecture: Thursday 21 April 2022, 5 45pm for 6 00pm start.  Book here