The Henry Moore Foundation offers a research and authentication service for artworks attributed to Henry Moore.

Our expertise in the work of Henry Moore and archive of unpublished resources makes us uniquely placed to assess your artwork through visual analysis and in-depth research. We are trusted by museums, galleries and auction houses as well as private collectors worldwide.


Our research and authentication service is divided into two logical stages making it both cost effective and efficient:

Stage 1: Submit a research enquiry

The authentication process begins with a research enquiry. Complete the online enquiry form with as much information as possible about your artwork including images, dimensions and provenance. We will then check this information against our records. Once our research is complete, we will inform you whether your work ties in with our records or whether it should be seen by the authentication panel.

Fee: £100 + VAT per object

Find out more about Stage 1

Stage 2: Authentication panel

If stage 1 proves inconclusive, we may recommend that your artwork is submitted to the authentication panel for further analysis. Our panel of experts will review the preliminary research and examine the artwork itself before offering their opinion. 

Fee: £300 + VAT per object

Find out more about Stage 2

Disclaimer and Exclusion of Liability

The opinion provided by the Henry Moore Foundation shall be confidential and solely for your information.  You should not show or report the contents of the opinion to any other person without first drawing their attention to the terms of this statement, pointing out that if such a person relies on the opinion they shall do so at their own risk absolutely and should seek their own professional independent advice.

The Henry Moore Foundation (on its own behalf and on behalf of its agents, servants and employees) accepts no liability of whatsoever nature arising whether directly or indirectly from or as a result of any errors, inaccuracies or omissions, purported or otherwise, contained in the opinion and whether caused by the negligence of the Henry Moore Foundation or otherwise.