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Open archive session

Open Archive: Inspiration, Sculpture and Our Natural World


Henry Moore Archive

Studios & Gardens, Hertfordshire

Drop-in, no booking needed

Included in an annual ticket

A vintage colour photo showing a garden with apple trees in blossom. In the foreground is a small, bronze sundial on a concrete base

Join the Henry Moore Archive team to explore the development of Henry and Irina’s Moore’s home, studios and the surrounding landscape over nearly half a century.

The archive team have pulled together material from our extensive archive to allow you to delve into several themes inspired by our 2024 season ‘Inspiration, Sculpture and Our Natural World.

Through photographs, letters, articles and Moore’s own writings you can discover how the artist was inspired by his surroundings: the colours, objects, wildlife, trees and shrubs, the skies, light and changing seasons.

Trace how Irina Moore transformed the landscape into an outdoor gallery and how Moore developed the site to enable the production of his works on a grand scale.

Open Archive sessions are included in your annual ticket.
Drop-in, no booking needed.

A black and white photo showing a middle aged man and woman walking through a garden. The man is pushing a bicycle and the woman is carrying a basket over one arm.
Henry and Irina Moore walking through the gardens in Perry Green. Photo: John Hedgecoe.

Stories from the Henry Moore Archive

Discover more of the hidden histories of Moore’s sculptures in these stories from the Henry Moore Archive.

About the Henry Moore Archive

The world’s leading resource on Henry Moore, containing publications, correspondence, photographs and exhibition material.

Getting here

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