Digital AV Library
Screenshot of the digital audio-visual library. Accessible on computers in the Institute's library.
The audio-visual library contains the Institute's image, film and sound collections. Resources are available on a reference only basis and viewing equipment is available in the dedicated audio-visual room.
Digital audio-visual library
The digital audio-visual library holds digital images, video and sound resources documenting exhibitions and events at the Institute, public sculpture in Yorkshire, works from the Leeds Collections and a small collection of images donated by artists. Each resource is accompanied by a detailed description, covering such things as the material of the work, subjects, dates and history. A number of images are available to download for private research use.
Video and DVDs
A range of film types are held by the institute, including commercially available documentaries about sculptors, specially commissioned films of Institute exhibitions, and interviews with artists. These include the papers delivered by Peter Randall-Page, Jill Cook, Sue Malvern and Gary Breeze during the workshop Jacob Epstein's 'Flenite relief' in focus, Laurence Burt's film of his exhibition at Howard Roberts Gallery in 1967 and Rodin: the sculptors' view.
The sound archive holds recordings from Henry Moore Institute conferences and public talks. The collection also includes recordings by sculptors from the National Life Stories Artists' Lives series. Sculptors who have participated in the project include Kenneth Armitage, Ian Breakwell, Stuart Brisley, and Eduardo Paolozzi.
The library holds around 35,000 slides and focuses on works by 20th century British, European and American sculptors. Highlights include exhibition installations, public sculpture, and works in public and private collections throughout the world. The slide collection is housed alphabetically in purpose-built viewing racks for easy access.
Films and sound resources are searchable via the library catalogue, whilst the digital library can be browsed via dedicated computer terminals in the library.