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

What We Do

About us

The Henry Moore Foundation was founded by the artist and his family in 1977 to encourage public appreciation of the visual arts.

Today we support innovative sculpture projects, devise an imaginative programme of exhibitions and research worldwide, and preserve the legacy of Moore himself: one of the great sculptors of the 20th century, who did so much to bring the art form to a wider audience.

Black and white photo portrait of Henry Moore, who is standing between the two pieces of his sculpture 'Knife Edge Two Piece'

Our venues

Work with us

Established by one of the great sculptors of the twentieth century, our core aim is to enable as many people as possible to enjoy and appreciate sculpture.

From visitor-facing positions and exhibition guides, to careers in curation and conservation, we offer a wide range of roles at our inspiring venues in Hertfordshire and Leeds.

Find out more and see current vacancies


Do you have an enthusiasm for art and culture, or experience in education? Do you enjoy spending time surrounded by art and nature?

We are looking for enthusiastic people to join our community of volunteers who help us to bring Henry Moore’s home and workplace to life.

Find out more about volunteering

Our staff

Our staff are based across our two sites in Yorkshire and Hertfordshire.

Supporting sculpture

A registered charity, no. 271370, we award grants to arts organisations around the world, with a mission to bring great sculpture to as many people as possible.


Grants & fellowships

Henry Moore Grants support the growth and development of sculpture across historical, modern and contemporary registers, and funds research that expands the appreciation of sculpture.

We welcome applications for support of exhibitions, exhibition catalogues, commissions, conferences, research, publications and the development of collections through acquisitions, conservation, cataloguing and display.

Learn more about our grants programme

Loans policy

Immunity from Seizure

There are no exhibitions with protected objects at present.

HMF reports

Here you can find published reports of activities across the Foundation. These give an overview of our exhibitions, our research interests, and work we have acquired for our sculpture and archival collections. Reports also include information on the organisations we have partnered with, or supported through grant funding.

See all HMF reports