Trevor Tennant at work in his studio

Courtesy of the Estate of Dorothy Annan and Trevor Tennant/Leeds Museums & Galleries (Henry Moore Institute Archive)

The Henry Moore Institute Archive is currently closed to visitors as major works are being undertaken to improve storage conditions for the collection. This work will ensure the preservation and conservation of this unique and significant resource. The Archive will reopen on Monday 22 September 2014.

We are very happy to take bookings in advance from researchers wishing to make an appointment from 22 September onwards. For enquiries, please contact Claire Mayoh, Archivist:

The Henry Moore Institute houses and maintains the Leeds Museums & Galleries archive of sculptors' papers. Covering the eighteenth century to the present day it has a particular emphasis on the twentieth century and contains a diverse range of papers relating to British sculptural practice. There are particularly important collections of photographs and drawings.

The archive is closely related to the sculpture collection of Leeds Museums & Galleries and the Henry Moore Institute library. Together they provide an important research facility to enable a greater understanding of the history and practice of sculpture.

The online archive catalogue can be accessed by clicking the link on the right.


The archive welcomes gifts and bequests from sculptors and their families and institutions related to sculptural practice. Offers of material or information about potential archives should be directed to the Archivist.