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Archive of Sculptors' Papers

The Henry Moore Institute Archive of Sculptors’ Papers in Leeds is a rich and fascinating collection which tells the story of British sculpture. The Archive is free to use and all visitors are welcome.

The working lives of hundreds of sculptors are captured in their photographs, letters, drawings and sketchbooks, alongside film, digital records and even tools and costume.

What’s in the archive?

Our archive starts its story in the Victorian age and moves through to Henry Moore’s twentieth-century contemporaries. The collection is always growing, with new additions including the papers of sculptors working today, making a visit to our archive a must for anyone interested in British sculpture.

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Archive collections

We are regularly in the process of acquiring and cataloguing collections of sculptors’ papers. Below are some highlights.

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Online research resources

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.

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Henry Moore Institute

74 The Headrow
United Kingdom

T:  01132 467 467