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Henry Moore Archive opens for research

Release date: Tuesday, 3 April 2018

    Emma Stower

    • By Emma Stower
    • Henry Moore Studios & Gardens
    • Archive Manager

    In 2014, the Henry Moore Archive underwent major redevelopment to install climate-controlled stores and a beautifully appointed reading room. After two years of condition checking, location cataloguing and digitisation of our extensive holdings, this impressive new facility is now open. It will provide researchers with access to our comprehensive collections of publications, correspondence and photographs relating to Henry Moore.

    Henry Moore was particularly attentive to the documentation of his career. He collected his press cuttings from as early as 1920 and consistently photographed his works (and commissioned photographers) to record every stage of their development. In 1976, whilst setting up the Foundation and considering his legacy, Moore employed bibliographer Alexander Davis to acquire and catalogue all printed material on his life and work. Fifteen years later this resulted in the publication of the Henry Moore Bibliography.  The Henry Moore Foundation has built upon these collections to create a unique resource on the artist.  

    A small team care for the archive, licence copyrighted material and provide assistance to those wishing to study Henry Moore. Our ongoing digitisation projects provide remote access to materials for researchers unable to visit Perry Green. Many more resources can be accessed in person –  please contact Sophie Orpen, Archive Research Coordinator to book a visit.

    Venue details


    Venue address

    Henry Moore Studios & Gardens
    Dane Tree House
    Perry Green
    Hertfordshire
    SG10 6EE
    United Kingdom
    T: +44 (0)1279 843 333

    Opening times

    Open 30 March - 28 October 2018
    Wednesday to Sunday & Bank Holidays, 11am - 5pm
    Closed on Mondays & Tuesdays