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Stories from the Archive

Working in the Henry Moore Archive often uncovers fascinating stories about the artist's life and work.

Harlow Family Group questionnaire: can you help us?

We are collecting memories about this work which has been synonymous with Harlow New Town for over 60 years.

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Mrs Tinsley: Administrative Professionals Day 2019

Betty Tinsley was secretary to Henry Moore for thirty years, from 1956 until his death in 1986. 

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Henry Moore and Nuclear Energy

This British Science Week we are looking at one of Moore's sculptures in the light of the nuclear age.

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Henry Moore and Stephen Spender

Sir Stephen Spender was born 28 February 1909. Today would have been his 110th birthday. 

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Henry Moore in Florence

The most significant solo exhibition of Henry Moore's lifetime, still one of the biggest ever Moore exhibitions, was held in Florence in 1972.

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Henry Moore and Apple Trees

28 September 2018

Apple trees are an important feature at the Henry Moore Foundation in autumn, and were a great source of inspiration for Moore.

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Yorkshire Day: Castleford Through the Ages

1 August 2018

To mark Yorkshire Day this year, we'd like to share this gem from our Archive: a Castleford Secondary School Concert programme from December 1912.

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Henry Moore and Elmwood

26 April 2018

In his lifetime Henry Moore completed fifteen Elmwood carvings, ranging from the earlier smaller pieces such as Hole and Lump, to the monumental Reclining Figures of the post-war period.

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Henry Moore and the First World War

29 November 2017

During World War One Henry Moore served with the 15th (County of London) Battalion London Regiment, also known as the Prince of Wales Own Civil Service Rifles. He voluntarily joined the Battalion in February 1917 at the age of 18 and a half.

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Henry Moore and Foundries

23 November 2017

For the vast majority of his career, Henry Moore collaborated with foundries in order to cast his bronze sculptures.

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Henry Moore and Old Flo

23 October 2017

With Henry Moore's Draped Seated Woman, known to all as Old Flo, returning to London, we wanted to share a gem from our Archive collection with you.

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Henry Moore and Harlow New Town

30 August 2017

2017 is an important year, as not only does it mark the 40th anniversary of the Henry Moore Foundation, but also the 70th anniversary of Harlow as a New Town.

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Henry Moore's birthday and the Archive

30 July 2017

The Henry Moore Archive is currently undergoing a move. Another move.

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Henry Moore and the Festival of Britain

23 November 2016

2016 marks the 65th anniversary of the opening of the Festival of Britain. Our Archive team take a look at Moore's links with the Festival.

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Fragment Figure

8 April 2016

April sees the opening of an exciting new exhibition of Henry Moore's plaster sculptures in Wuppertal, Germany.

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A'a from Rurutu

17 March 2016

Henry Moore and the British Museum

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Christmas Gifts

12 December 2014

Seasonal Greetings from the Archive at Perry Green.

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Tour de France

12 August 2014

Henry Moore cycling in the countryside.

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