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Research library special collections

The library has a significant collection of rare books, catalogues and journals from the 19th century through to the present day.

Rare catalogues from influential and groundbreaking exhibitions from the 1960s and 1970s sit alongside artists’ books and early publications on the history of sculpture.

A wooden box containing Chris Drury's book-work 'Touching 100 Oaks'.

The collection is constantly growing, with items being donated and purchased on a regular basis. Items from the collection regularly feature in our library displays and external exhibitions.

All the items in our special collections are listed in our online catalogue and can be viewed in our reading rooms.


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Henry Moore Institute

Experience, study and enjoy sculpture from around the world in the centre of Leeds.

74 The Headrow
United Kingdom

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