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Richard Reeve studied Art and Design at Wakefield District College for 2 years. After gaining his National Diploma he started work for the West Yorkshire Archive Service. He undertook professional training spread over a three year period, gaining a Diploma in Archive Conservation from the Society of Archivists.

Whilst working for the West Yorkshire Archive Service he undertook the treatment of a wide variety of documents, many of which being of great historical importance.

Richard always believed there was a need for this kind of specialised work to be made available to the general public as well as large organisations. Consequently in 1994 he became self-employed, creating
Richard Reeve Restoration Ltd. Initially it was a small business undertaking work for museums, record offices and members of the public etc. Since then the customer base has grown to include many major institutions, such as the National Railway Museum, National Coal Mining Museum for England and numerous other museums, record offices, financial institutions and universities etc.

He is still an active member of the Society of Archivists, frequently attending training seminars and conferences, keeping abreast of current conservation techniques and further developing his professional experience.

Richard Reeve is listed on the Conservation Register database as being appropriately qualified to undertake the full range of archive conservation. The Conservation Register set extremely high standards of eligibility for inclusion, therefore giving potential customers reassurance that any work undertaken will be carried out to the highest possible professional standard. In addition, Richard has recently become one of only a handful of conservators worldwide to have been granted accredited status in archive conservation by the Society of Archivists.
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