Richard W Farleigh is Newton Paper Conservator, Works of Art on Paper, attached to the Department of Paintings, Drawings and Prints. He currently shares responsibility for the care of some 150,000 prints and 17,500 drawings. In addition to undertaking broad ranging remedial conservation treatments, his work also includes object appraisal, collection surveys, commenting on acquisitions, loan and exhibition preparation, and courier duties.
Particular research interests include the history and technique of British watercolourists, developments in conservation mounting and framing, exhibition displays and installation. He is a regular contributor to the Art & Object Handling course, West Dean College.
Richard has worked in both the public and private sectors, undertaking notable assignments for The National Trust; The Strang Print Room, UCL and Hogarth's House, London; Trinity College, Peterhouse and Kettle's Yard, University of Cambridge; Christ Church Picture Gallery, University of Oxford; The Ruskin Library, Lancaster University; Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester; The Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich; Cecil Higgins Art Gallery and Museum, Bedford; and The New Art Gallery Walsall.
Richard is a member of the Museums Association, The National Trust and is accredited by Icon.