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The Henry Moore Institute is closed for refurbishment until Summer 2024. Henry Moore Studios & Gardens is closed over winter and will reopen on Thursday 28 March 2024.

Henry Moore Institute

Henry Moore Institute

With galleries, an extensive sculpture research library and archive of sculptors papers, visit the Henry Moore Institute to experience, study and enjoy sculpture from around the world.

Find us next door to Leeds Art Gallery in the centre of Leeds, the city where Henry Moore began his training as a sculptor.

The Institute is currently closed for refurbishment, and will reopen in summer 2024.

Temporary closure

The Henry Moore Institute is closed for refurbishment until summer 2024.

Our next research season, ‘Brâncuși and Britain’, will be running off-site from February to June 2024, with online discussions and in-person conferences.

While our galleries are closed, the Archive of Sculptors’ Papers and Sculpture Research Library will open by appointment only.

Activities while we’re closed

Our galleries are closed until summer 2024. During this time, our research season ‘Brâncuși and Britain’ will be running off-site from February to June 2024, with online discussions and in-person conferences.

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Modern Sculpture, Essence, and Difference: Reflections on the Work of Constantin Brâncuşi
Abstract image composed of layered, stone-textured shapes on a green background.
Part of Brâncuşi and Britain
Part of Brâncuşi and Britain

Early career research symposium

Modern Sculpture, Essence, and Difference: Reflections on the Work of Constantin Brâncuşi

11:00–19:30

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The Courtauld Institute of Art, London, UK
Hannah Hughes and Lucy Skaer in conversation
Composite image of work by Hannah Hughes and Lucy Skaer. Left: Abstract image composed of layered, stone-textured shapes on a yellow background. Right: Around 20 identical tall, slender black sculptures are clustered together on a wooden gallery floor. Behind them, some abstract prints are hung on the white wall.
Part of Brâncuşi and Britain
Part of Brâncuşi and Britain

Artist in conversation

Hannah Hughes and Lucy Skaer in conversation

The Courtauld Institute of Art, London, UK
Ariane Coulondre and Matthew Gale
Side by side portrait photos of Ariane Coulondre and Matthew Gale.
Part of Brâncuşi and Britain
Part of Brâncuşi and Britain

Curatorial discussion

Ariane Coulondre and Matthew Gale

18:00–19:00

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Online
Brâncuşi, Britain and the Idea of Modern Sculpture
Black and white vintage photo showing three older men stood in a gallery. Hung on the walls behind them are lots of paintings in fancy frames. The men are dressed in suits, two wear hats, and one holds a walking stick. One is smoking a pipe, and the other two are holding cigarettes.
Part of Brâncuşi and Britain
Part of Brâncuşi and Britain

Conference

Brâncuşi, Britain and the Idea of Modern Sculpture

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Studios & Gardens, Hertfordshire

Visiting in 2024

Plan your visit to our contemporary art space in Leeds city centre when we reopen in summer 2024.

Plan your visit

Galleries

Currently closed for refurbishment.
From summer 2024: Tuesday to Sunday, 10:00–17:00

 

Research library

Currently open by appointment only.
From summer 2024: Monday to Friday, 10:00–17:00

 

Archive

Currently open by appointment only.
From summer 2024: Tuesday to Friday, by appointment

Research library & archive

Our Sculpture Research Library and Archive of Sculptors’ Papers provide a unique resource for the study of sculpture.

During our refurbishment work, the library and archive are open by appointment only. Please contact the Archivist and Librarian to discuss a visit.

Explore the library & archive

Sculpture research programme

We place sculpture at the centre of art historical scholarship and actively encourage new research.

Find out more out our research seasons, fellowship programme, and other opportunities.

Discover our sculpture research programme

Henry Moore Institute

74 The Headrow
Leeds
LS1 3AH

United Kingdom

T:  01132 467 467
E:  reception@henry-moore.org

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