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Henry Moore Archive

The Henry Moore Archive contains over three-quarters of a million items collected throughout the artist’s life and up to the present day.

Our holdings illuminate Moore’s creativity, passion and curiosity, and document his influence on 20th and 21st century art and culture.

Opening times

We welcome everyone with an interest in Henry Moore.

Open by appointment, Monday to Friday, 10:00–16:30


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What is the Henry Moore Archive?

Henry Moore once said of his sculpture: “Everything I do is intended to be big.” The same can be said of the legacy he has left us with.

With over three-quarters of a million items in our collection, the Henry Moore Archive is the world’s leading resource on Moore.

We support the public, students, academics and academic institutions, as well as cultural professionals in their explorations of Moore’s life and work.

Situated within the grounds of Henry Moore Studios & Gardens in Perry Green, Hertfordshire, our Reading Room provides a bright and welcoming space with views of the landscape that inspired the artist.

Henry Moore Archive Collections

The archive material is made up of twelve main collections. Of these, books, periodicals, exhibition and sale catalogues, significant press coverage, film and audio recordings are searchable online via the Henry Moore Archive catalogue.


Thousands of books, periodicals, auction catalogues and news articles document Moore’s life in detail. The archive also houses Moore’s personal collection of books.


Images, Film and Audio

Moore documented his work with photos at every stage, from conception to completion. The archive also contains hours of film and audio recordings produced during Moore’s lifetime.


Letters and Documents

The archive contains all sorts of fascinating insights into Moore’s life: discussions with galleries and artists, agreements with foundries, invites to exhibitions and more.


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If you are interested in viewing any of the material in the Henry Moore Archive, get in touch using the form below.

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Visit us

Henry Moore Studios & Gardens

Experience Henry Moore’s iconic work in the beautiful Hertfordshire countryside with a visit to the artist’s former home, studios and sculpture gardens.

Perry Green
SG10 6EE
United Kingdom

T:  01279 843 333