Archives and Library

Henry Moore's commitment to the study and enjoyment of sculpture has left a world-renowned legacy of material relating to the history, practice and future of sculpture.

Developing research on sculpture was a central part of Moore's vision for his Foundation, and at the Institute we run a centre for the study of sculpture that is free and open to all.

Thanks to the vision and foresight of Henry Moore, the Foundation is the custodian of one of the most extensive collections of archive material relating to Henry Moore, which we care for at Studios & Gardens.

Henry Moore Archive

The world's leading resource on the life and work of Henry Moore, containing publications, correspondence, photographs and exhibition material. We welcome enquiries and material can be viewed in our new reading room, located at the artist's former home in Hertfordshire.

Find out more

Henry Moore Images

This service, which draws on our extensive archive of photographic material, will guide you through the selection and supply of images and advise on copyright and licensing for reproduction. If you are looking for images of the artist and his work for publication or educational use, we are here to help.

Find out more

Sculpture Research Library

Anyone with an interest in sculpture should visit the research library in Leeds. With more than 30,000 books and a particularly strong focus on British sculpture, we welcome readers to explore this exceptional reference resource and learn about the history of sculpture.

Find out more

Archive of Sculptors' Papers

This unique research facility in Leeds contains a wealth of material relating to British sculptural practice, from the eighteenth century to the present day. It includes sketches, notebooks, photos, letters & correspondence, press cuttings and more. It's free to use and all visitors are welcome.

Find out more