Henry Moore Institute, Leeds

Henry Moore Institute

We aim to provide a stimulating environment in which to explore sculpture. Our educational activities make links to our exhibition programme, and provide excellent opportunities for focused and enriching learning experiences.

School visits

We offer free guided visits for groups of up to 20 pupils, which include a guided tour of our galleries and a short creative activity inspired by the work.

We work in close partnership with our neighbours at Leeds Art Gallery and can run parallel visits for school groups, suitable for up to 40 pupils.

For secondary schools, we can also provide tours of our library and archive and, for KS5 and FE, run short research activities to familiarize students with our extensive sculpture library.


Plan your visit


Online creative activities

We're keen to inspire making in all forms, so we've been working with artists to create a series of art activities you can do from home, inspired by our recent exhibition programme.

Art Encounters: Mitzi Cunliffe's 'Root Bodied Forth'

This new episode, made especially for the Art That Made Us Festival, explores the maquette for Root Bodied Forth by Mitzi Cunliffe, an American sculptor who made her mark on British Culture in the 20th century.

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Art Encounters: Portable Sculpture

Our second series of Art Encounters explores the group exhibition Portable Sculpture, which features artwork that can be packed down, folded up or which was made on the move.

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Online Creative Activities: Portable Sculpture

Create a 3D landscape inspired by Portable Sculpture artist Liz Ensz, try out a series of quick activities created by Fine Art students from Leeds Beckett University, and check out young artists' responses to our exhibition.

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Art Encounters: Paloma Varga Weisz: Bumped Body

In our first Art Encounters series, discover Paloma Varga Weisz's enchanting figurative sculpture, made using traditional techniques, including woodcarving and ceramics.

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Online Creative Activities: Bumped Body

Create a miniature 3D home portrait, make a curiosity box, or try turning your ideas into sculpture poems. Design a printed collage, craft geometric sculptures from straws and pipe cleaners, or learn new techniques in our Bumpman drawing challenge.

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