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Suffolk siting for Moore marks friendship with Britten

13th December 2011

The work will be enjoyed by thousands visiting Snape

Moore chose the site in his lifetime

In November, Foundation Conservator Laura Robinson oversaw the installation of Henry Moore's Large Interior Form (1982) at Snape Maltings.  She described the site, chosen by Moore and reapproved by Head of Collections and Exhibitions Anita Feldman, as 'very serene'.

This is a loan from The Foundation's collection at Perry Green to Aldeburgh Music.

Through his friendship with Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears, Henry Moore has been linked to Aldeburgh Music and Snape Maltings Concert Hall for forty years with a succession of his works being sited on the lawn outside the entrance to the Concert Hall, popularly referred to as the Henry Moore lawn.

We're delighted to have Large Interior Form, on loan from the HMF.  As the only example of Moore's work on public view in Suffolk, this elegant bronze sculpture complements perfectly the natural beauty of the surrounding area and the extraordinary artistic legacy of the east coast."

Jonathan Reekie Chief Executive, Aldeburgh Music

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