Richard Slocombe is Senior Curator of Art at Imperial War Museum, having worked there as a curator since 2004. He is IWM's specialist on British First World War art, Cold War-era art and propaganda and wartime poster and graphic design. He is the curator of ‘Wyndham Lewis: Life, Art, War’: the first UK national retrospective of the artist in over 60 years. Richard also curated and co-curated several other IWM art exhibitions including 'Unofficial War Artist' at IWM London in 2015, which celebrated the art and career of Peter Kennard, the UK's foremost political artist. Prior to this, Richard also curated ‘Truth and Memory’, the largest retrospective exhibition of British First World War art for almost a century, which he subsequently developed and toured to York Art Gallery in 2016. In 2007, Richard also to co-curated the acclaimed exhibition 'War Posters: Weapons of Mass Communication' at IWM London.

Richard has researched and lectured widely on his specialist subjects. He has written articles for national newspapers and written and contributed to several publications. These include British Posters of the Second World War (IWM, 2010), Peter Kennard: Unofficial War Artist (IWM, 2015) and The Somme: A Visual History (IWM, 2016). Wyndham Lewis: Life, Art, War (IWM, 2017) was made with the acclaimed Lewis scholar, Paul Edwards.