Last updated: 3pm, Wednesday 25 March

Following the latest government advice about Coronavirus, we are postponing our annual reopening and will not launch This Living Hand: Edmund de Waal presents Henry Moore on 3 April.

We are extremely disappointed to delay the opening of this exciting exhibition, but the safety of our audiences, company and staff is of utmost importance. We apologise for the disruption and wish you well during this difficult period.

As soon as we can safely announce an opening date for 2020, we will post information on all of our digital channels. If you have a group or school booking in place, our team will be in contact via email shortly.

To ensure your health and the safety of those around you, here is the latest public health advice provided by the NHS and the government.

More information:

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Until we can safely announce otherwise, all our events are postponed for the foreseeable future.

Image licensing

Our team is working remotely and still has access to the many thousands of digital images we have in our collection. We are happy to continue to research, supply, licence and grant permission to reproduce photographs of Moore and his artwork for any forthcoming publications or projects you may be working on.

Please continue to complete our online request form or email us - we are answering enquires as normal.


Although our Reading Room will be closed to visitors we are still happy to help answer your research requests remotely. You can also access our Online Bibliographic Catalogue and our Collections pages here, or email us for more general enquires.