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The Henry Moore Institute in Leeds is closed for refurbishment until Summer 2024.

Discover Henry Moore

Henry Spencer Moore (1898-1986) was one of the most important and influential British artists of the twentieth century.

Moore produced more than 10,000 artworks, including sculptures, drawings, tapestries and textiles. He became best-known for his semi-abstract, monumental bronzes which can be seen all over the world.

Discover sculpture

We seek to support, generate and disseminate research on Henry Moore and sculpture in general.

We do this by welcoming self-led researchers to our two venues in Leeds and Hertfordshire, through formal research opportunities, by hosting talks and conferences, and by engaging in collaborative research activities with a range of partners.

Learning, thinking, making

Henry Moore’s focus on sculpture was not only as a practitioner, but also a scholar, teacher, writer and supporter.

We continue Moore’s legacy by experimenting creatively, thinking critically, and developing knowledge and skills.

Join us in person at our Leeds and Hertfordshire venues for guided tours and creative activities, or make use of our growing online resources.

Get involved

As a registered charity, one of our aims is to advance the appreciation and study of sculpture. We do this in many ways, from funding exhibitions through our grants programme, to offering fellowships for researchers to develop their work.

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We send regular updates about what’s new in sculpture, covering our venues in Leeds and Hertfordshire, and further afield.

Stay up to date with our changing exhibition programme, and find out more about projects we’ve funded through Henry Moore Grants.

You’ll get invites to exhibition previews, talks by art world professionals, and hands-on projects you can get involved in.

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