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