Working in the Henry Moore Archive often uncovers fascinating stories about the artist's life and work.
Our Archive team choose their favourite items from the collections under their care
Did you know that we have a large number of textiles in our collection at the Henry Moore Archive?
Grayson Perry has become the second British visual artist to win the Erasmus Prize since Henry Moore in 1968
Walter Buckley Pearson (1878-1963) was former Head of Drawing and Painting Department at Leeds School of Art (1905-1921). It was during his time in this post that Pearson taught Henry Moore, as well as other notable artists such as Barbara Hepworth.
We are collecting memories about this work which has been synonymous with Harlow New Town for over 60 years.
Betty Tinsley was secretary to Henry Moore for thirty years, from 1956 until his death in 1986.
This British Science Week we are looking at one of Moore's sculptures in the light of the nuclear age.
Sir Stephen Spender was born 28 February 1909. Today would have been his 110th birthday.
15 February 2019
The most significant solo exhibition of Henry Moore's lifetime - still one of the biggest ever Moore exhibitions - was held in Florence in 1972.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Thursday, 23 November 2017
For the vast majority of his career, Henry Moore collaborated with foundries in order to cast his bronze sculptures.
Monday, 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.
Wednesday, 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.
Sunday, 30 July 2017
The Henry Moore Archive is currently undergoing a move. Another move.
Wednesday, 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.
Friday, 8 April 2016
April sees the opening of an exciting new exhibition of Henry Moore's plaster sculptures in Wuppertal, Germany.
17 March 2016
Henry Moore was an avid collector of sculpture and artefacts from other countries and cultures. His home, Hoglands has several of these objects on display, including a copy of a magnificent wood carving of the god A'a.
2 February 2016
We are delighted that the latest leg of the exhibition of Henry Moore sculpture touring Spain, sponsored by Fundación 'la Caixa', has just been unveiled in Santiago de Compostela, Galicia.
8 January 2016
The start of the New Year heralds exciting changes for the Henry Moore Archive at Perry Green.
7 December 2015
With the season of gift giving upon us once again, this month's story looks back to the gift Henry Moore gave to the people of Castleford.
6 November 2015
Now that our visitor season has closed we are sadly saying goodbye to Henry Moore's white marble sculpture Archer. We have been lucky to have the work on loan from the Didrichsen Museum of Art and Culture, Helsinki, Finland.
9 October 2015
October sees the start of the Henry Moore and Photography exhibition at Wolfson College, Cambridge.
10 September 2015
September marks the beginning of the European Table Tennis Championships, to be held at Ekaterinburg, Russia.
6 August 2015
Here's one of the more unusual items we have in the Archive at Perry Green - an unopened bottle of red wine.
2 July 2015
The Archive at Perry Green contains a wealth of information and images relating to Henry Moore. It also holds images of artworks created by other artists who were inspired by Moore.
21 May 2015
Our Image Archive collection contains thousands of photographs of Moore's artworks, but also a vast collection of images of the works being installed, both at Perry Green and on exhibition.
27 March 2015
This month's Archive Story shows a series of images of Moore's sculptures in different landscapes; from the striking architecture of Hong Kong to the radiant botanical gardens of Denver.
5 February 2015
The Archive Team has selected a series of objects to form its own digital cabinet of curiosities, in celebration of the Gagosian Gallery exhibition, Henry Moore: Wunderkammer - Origin of Forms.
8 January 2015
"Happiness is to be fully engaged in the activity that you believe in and, if you are very good at it, well that's a bonus."
Friday, 12 December 2014
Seasonal Greetings from the Archive at Perry Green.
11 September 2014
In 1961 Henry Moore exhibited some 57 sculptures at Marlborough New London Gallery. These works were shown in aid of the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund.
19 July 2014
Four of Moore's 'transformation drawings' are on show at the Henry Moore Institute exhibition, D'Arcy Thompson's on Growth and Form, until 17 August.