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

In memory of Duncan Robinson

The Henry Moore Foundation is sad to learn the death of Duncan Robinson, Trustee and Chair of the Board of The Foundation from 8 February 2006 to 4 November 2014.

Duncan Robinson CBE DL FSA
27 June 1943 – 2 December 2022

Duncan Robinson, a leading authority on British art from the eighteenth century onwards, spent a considerable part of his distinguished professional career in Cambridge. He was chief executive of the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art in London. At the University of Cambridge, he was director of the Fitzwilliam Museum from 1995 to 2007 and Master of Magdalene College from 2002 to 2012.

Whilst on the board of the Henry Moore Foundation, Duncan championed the development of the Henry Moore Archive, bringing together over three-quarters of a million items including all of Henry Moore’s letters, papers, books and images into a professional climate-controlled building. He also campaigned for the improvement of facilities for visitors at the Dane Tree House Visitor Centre.

We extend our heartfelt sympathy to his family and the many who learned from him and were inspired by him.

Image: Duncan Robinson in 2010. Photo: Nick Bullions.