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

What We Do

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Our expertise in the work of Henry Moore and archive of unpublished resources places us in a unique position to assess artworks through visual analysis and in-depth research.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

FAQs and guidance

A black and white photo portrait of the artist Henry Moore, taken in 1986 it shows Moore as a very elderly man. He is seated with a warm blanket over his lap, while working on a sketch in his sketchbook.
Portrait of Henry Moore drawing in large sitting room at Hoglands in Spring 1986. Photo: David Finn
A black and white photo showing sculptor Henry Moore working on his huge work 'Time Life Screen' with a mallet and chisel. He is seated on a wooden Champagne crate.
Henry Moore working on a section of the 'Time/Life Screen' 1952-53 (LH 344) outside his home in Hertfordshire. Photo: Roger Wood

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

FAQs and guidance

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.