From 1967-1985 Henry Moore recorded a series of interviews with the photographer John Hedgecoe. Over 50 hours of conversation were captured, initially in preparation for the publication of Hedgecoe’s 1968 book Henry Spencer Moore.

The archive team is currently working to digitise this collection and we will upload the most interesting clips for you to listen to as the project progresses. The recordings were made on reel-to-reel tape in Moore’s living room at Hoglands, so you may detect some background noise and interference as you listen. We will be uploading more clips as they become available, but so much more will be available to research in person when the Henry Moore Archive re-opens. Please register your interest with the archive team, if you are a researcher who would like to hear more.

Henry Moore talks about the grounds at Perry Green

Moore talks to John Hedgecoe about the grounds at Perry Green

Roll of Honour

Henry Moore in conversation with John Hedgecoe - listen to Moore describing how he carved his first wooden artwork; the Roll of Honour for his school in Castleford

3 Grove Studios

Looking at a photograph, Henry Moore recalls his first London studio, and discusses the works he still owns and those which were destroyed.