Discover & Research
Discover & Research
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.
Biography & timeline
Learn more about Henry Moore’s life, from showing a talent for art as a schoolboy, his time as an official war artist, through to his international breakthrough.
Online artwork collection
Search thousands of Henry Moore’s sculptures, maquettes, drawings, prints, tapestries and textiles in our online collection.
Visit Henry Moore Studios & Gardens
Experience Henry Moore’s iconic work in the beautiful Hertfordshire countryside in which it was created with a visit to the artist’s former home and studios.
Henry Moore around the world
You can see sculptures by Henry Moore in public spaces and art galleries across the world. Discover them on our interactive map.
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.
Sculpture research programme
The Henry Moore Institute’s sculpture research programme places sculpture at the centre of current art historical scholarship and actively encourages new research.
Visit the Henry Moore Institute
Discover more contemporary and historical sculpture exhibitions at our central Leeds gallery. The Institute is also home to an invaluable sculpture research library and archive of sculptors’ papers.
Collaboration is at the heart of our research programme. We have jointly funded and collaborated in a number of initiatives intended to consolidate primary resources for the study of sculpture.
For teachers & learners
Educational visits in Leeds
We welcome schools, colleges and community groups for free guided visits to explore our exhibitions and research library at the Henry Moore Institute.
Art Encounters is a new series of free short films for schools with accompanying resources, supporting teachers and learners to think about art.
Educational visits in Hertfordshire
We offer free guided tours of Henry Moore Studios & Gardens to school, college and university groups, suitable from Year 3 upwards.
Outreach & engagement
We partner with charities, arts organisations and communities to deliver sculpture activities, and develop collaborative projects linked to our exhibitions.
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.
Join our mailing list
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.