Artwork research and review service
Our expertise in the work of Henry Moore and archive of unpublished resources places us in a unique position to assess artworks through visual analysis and in-depth research.
When Henry Moore established the Foundation he charged it with the preservation of his artistic legacy. Today we continue his work by maintaining an up-to-date catalogue raisonné of his entire output in all media.
If you own an artwork that you believe should be attributed to Henry Moore, we offer a two-stage research service. Your work will firstly be researched using the Henry Moore Foundation’s records. Depending on the outcome of this process, you may then be invited to submit it for an in-person assessment by our expert committee.
Search Henry Moore’s art
Want to look up a specific work, or already know what you’re looking for?
Our online catalogue contains details of over 13,000 sculptures, drawings, tapestries, textiles and graphic works by Henry Moore.
Stage 1: Submit a research enquiry
The assessment process begins with a research enquiry. Complete the online form below, providing as much information as possible about the artwork, including images, dimensions and provenance.
We will check this information against our confidential archives and inform you whether it ties in with the records we hold.
Administration fee: £120 + VAT per object
Stage 2: Review Panel
If stage 1 proves inconclusive, we may recommend that your artwork is submitted to the Review Panel for further analysis. Our panel of experts will review the preliminary research and examine the artwork itself before offering their opinion.
Administration fee: £350 + VAT per object
Start a research enquiry
Please note that any research enquiries submitted after 26 November 2023 will not be processed until January 2024.
Disclaimer and Exclusion of Liability
All research conducted by the Henry Moore Foundation shall be confidential. However, the Foundation’s opinion is itself not confidential; it is in the public domain and can be shared. If you show or report the contents of the opinion to any other person without first drawing their attention to the terms of this statement, you should point out that if such a person relies on the opinion they shall do so at their own risk absolutely and should seek their own professional independent advice.
The Henry Moore Foundation (on its own behalf and on behalf of its agents, servants and employees) accepts no liability of whatsoever nature arising whether directly or indirectly from or as a result of any errors, inaccuracies or omissions, purported or otherwise, contained in the opinion and whether caused by the negligence of the Henry Moore Foundation or otherwise.
As with all opinions given by the Foundation’s Review Panel, should further information come to light at some point in the future that gives cause to review our decision, we may reconsider any opinion given.