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



Help support our charitable aims of making the study and public enjoyment of sculpture accessible to as many people as possible.

What we do

The Henry Moore Foundation was founded by the artist and his family in 1977 to encourage public appreciation of the visual arts.

Today we devise an imaginative programme of exhibitions, research and education programmes, support public access to sculpture and visual arts, and preserve the legacy of Moore himself: one of the great sculptors of the 20th century, who did so much to bring the art form to a wider audience.

Support our work with a donation

Donations make possible the remarkable work of our curators, researchers and educators.

Your generosity enables thousands of visitors to be inspired by the power of sculpture at both our venues and supports the care, preservation and display of our collection.

If you can donate to support us, either as a one-off gift or as a regular contribution, your support will play a vital role in the Henry Moore Foundation’s future.


Your giving goes further with Gift Aid

Gift Aid is a government scheme that allows us to reclaim the basic rate tax you pay as a UK taxpayer.

It means that we can claim an extra 25p for every £1 you donate, at no extra cost to you. All you need to do is complete a Gift Aid declaration – it’s as simple as ticking a box when you donate.

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How your support helps

Your donations help in many ways, from putting on free exhibitions and events, working with schools and local communities, to the conservation and restoration of Moore’s monumental sculptures.

Here are a few of the things that your donations support:

A group of primary school children being shown around the exhibition 'Edward Allington: Things Unsaid'.

Learning, thinking, making

Each year we welcome dozens of school, college and university groups to our venues for free guided tours and workshops.

Your support helps pay for the materials for these workshops, and ensures we bring the joys of art and creativity to as many young people as possible.

Conserving and restoring sculpture

Although Moore’s sculptures may look tough, they are constantly out in the elements, and as such need frequent care and attention.

Your generosity allows us to continue our programme of conserving Moore’s sculptures, re-patinating their surfaces, and preserving them for generations to come.


A blue toned tapestry, Three Fates by Henry Moore, hanging in a wood beamed barn with skylight above.

Preserving Moore’s unique tapestries

Henry Moore made a very small number of these fascinating tapestries, which can only be seen at Henry Moore Studios & Gardens.

Your donations help us care for these unique works, protecting them from “woolly bears” – the small, hairy larvae of carpet beetles that have outstripped clothes moths as the major British textile pest.

Putting on free exhibitions and events

Henry Moore began his training as an artist in Leeds, and in later life commented that “as a young sculptor, there was nothing; there wasn’t a single piece of sculpture in my home town.”

The Henry Moore Institute was inspired by Henry Moore’s desire to give people in Leeds access to sculpture. For over thirty years it has been a centre for the study of sculpture, with an art gallery and research library open to all.

Your support enables us to continue our programme of exhibitions and events, and provide free, fulfilling art experiences to everyone.

Leave a legacy

You can support us by leaving a gift in your will to The Henry Moore Foundation (charity number 271370).

We’re sincerely grateful for every gift we receive. If you are thinking of leaving a bequest to the Foundation in your will, we’d love to talk to you about how your generosity can further our charitable aims of making art accessible to all. Please get in touch using the form below.


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