Highlighting interesting items from our library and archive collections.

The subjects of our library display are wide-ranging, from nineteenth century sculptors’ sketchbooks to books produced by contemporary artists.

Small scale sculpture or works on paper from Leeds sculpture collection occasionally feature alongside text and archival material, illustrating the breadth and depth of the collections available to view at Institute.

Sculpture in the Time of Cholera: William Calder Marshall in Rome 1836-8

28 July – 24 September 2017

This display explores William Calder Marshall's time in Rome during the early nineteenth century, an eighteenth-month stay in which he produced a number of sculptures despite the enduring threat of cholera hanging over the city.

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Li Yuan-chia and the books of the LYC Museum and Art Gallery

19 May – 27 July 2017

Li Yuan-chia (1929-94) was a pioneer of abstract art in 1950s Taiwan, and is now considered one of the first Chinese conceptual artists.

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Off the Shelf: Artists' Books in the Henry Moore Institute Research Library

3 March – 30 April 2017

Display celebrating books that deal with language and exploring the connections artists make between words and sculptural practice.

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Modelling Manuals: 1890-1940

3 Nov 2016 – 3 Jan 2017

A selection of manuals on sculpture techniques, published between 1890 and 1940, written by leading sculptors of the period including Gilbert Bayes (1872-1953), Albert Toft (1862-1949), Edouard Lantéri (1848-1917), and Charles Sargeant Jagger (1885-1934).

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John Bunting

25 July – 3 October 2016

This display looks at the themes of faith, suffering and love in the work of John Bunting (1927-2002).

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