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In Memory of Mike Phipps

The Henry Moore Foundation is immensely sad to hear of the death of Mike Phipps, former Archivist at Henry Moore Studios & Gardens.

A middle aged man, wearing a patterned sweater, smiles at the camera. He is standing in a gallery, with artworks on the walls behind him.

Mike Phipps

Mike Phipps joined the Henry Moore Foundation in 2001. During his 12 years in the Archive he was instrumental in several key projects and assisted countless curators, authors and academics with their research. His meticulous research and guiding hand were present in many exhibitions and publications, from Andrew Causey’s popular review of Henry Moore’s drawings to the popular 2013 exhibition Moore Rodin.

Mike was a lynchpin of the Hoglands restoration in 2007, contributing two chapters to the book Hoglands: The Home of Henry and Irina Moore and guiding the extensive cataloguing of objects and artworks from the house.

He was also a skilled and enthusiastic photographer. He photographed all of Henry Moore’s graphic works and many drawings and sculptures for the Foundation’s records, images which we are pleased to be using to this day.

We extend our heartfelt condolences to Mike’s family and friends. He will be missed by many.

Main image: Mike Phipps at the Castleford’s Son: Shaping Henry Moore exhibition in 2004.