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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.

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Hamish Basil Macpherson

This unique collection comprises several car drawings made by sculptor Hamish Basil Macpherson (1915-2005) while working in the motor industry in the 1950s.

About the artist

Hamish (Henry) Basil Macpherson (1915-2005) was a sculptor who trained at Central School of Arts and Crafts, London under John Skeaping (1901-80), from 1934-39. Following the Second World War he returned there to teach.

What’s in the collection?

This archive comprises seven beautifully stylistic car design drawings by Macpherson, made when he worked in the motor industry in the 1950s. These are important materials for tracking the work of sculptors within manufacturing and industry.


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Find more information about the Hamish Basil Macpherson archive in our online catalogue.


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Visiting the Archive of Sculptors’ Papers

The archive is free to use, but visits must be booked in advance so that we can get items ready for viewing.

Visits can be booked Tuesday to Friday, 10:00–17:00.

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Getting here

Henry Moore Institute

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

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United Kingdom

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