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Henry Moore Institute reopening party


Henry Moore Institute, Leeds

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A sculpture of a collection of coloured stones with what appears to be string wrapped around it

You are warmly invited to join us to celebrate the reopening of the newly refurbished Henry Moore Institute and the exhibition preview of Hany Amanious: Stone Soup and Sculpting Royalty: Hew Locke and Mary Thornycroft.

Drinks will be served and the Sculpture Galleries and Study Gallery will be open.

Explore the refurbished spaces, including our new engagement space The Studio, the Research Library, and the new Archive Gallery across the reopened bridge link to Leeds Art Gallery.


All welcome, free entry.

Hany Armanious: Stone Soup
A sculpture of a table tennis on a stand which appears to be made from upright bottle corks


Hany Armanious: Stone Soup

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Sculpture Galleries
Henry Moore Institute, Leeds
Sculpting Royalty: Hew Locke and Mary Thornycroft


Sculpting Royalty: Hew Locke and Mary Thornycroft

Study Gallery
Henry Moore Institute, Leeds
Collections in Conversation: Westminster Abbey's Monuments in the Henry Moore Institute Library

Library display

Collections in Conversation: Westminster Abbey's Monuments in the Henry Moore Institute Library

Sculpture Research Library
Henry Moore Institute, Leeds


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About our refurbishment

The Institute has been closed since November 2023 for the first significant refurbishment in our thirty-year history. Working with Leeds-based Group Ginger architects, the renovations have focused on creating more welcoming spaces for visitors, with enhanced events, creativity and meeting spaces.

We are excited to be reopening with new multifunctional learning and engagement facilities where we will host creative workshops, discussions and events and encourage people of all ages to engage with sculpture as learners, thinkers and makers. We have created a meeting point in the entrance so visitors can now take a seat and browse the enhanced shop.

Sustainability is at the heart of the project and we are delighted to have repurposed and reused materials and furniture, as well as installing solar panels on our new roof.

The bridge linking us with Leeds Art Gallery is also reopening for the first time since 2020.

Getting here

Henry Moore Institute

74 The Headrow
United Kingdom

T:  01132 467 467