Collaborative projects

Collaboration is at the heart of our research programme.

We have jointly funded and collaborated in a number of initiatives intended to consolidate primary resources for the study of sculpture. 

Mapping the Practice and Profession of Sculpture in Britain and Ireland 1851-1951 – a comprehensive study of sculptors, related businesses and trades investigated in the context of creative collaborations, art infrastructures, professional networks and cultural geographies.

The Artists’ Papers Register – a research project offering online information about the location of artists’ archives in Britain.

Artists’ Lives series – a growing collection of live recordings with sculptors, forming a part of the National Life Stories collection at the British Library Sound Archive.

The Conway Library database of images of twentieth-century British sculpture – a teaching and research collection held at the Courtauld Institute of Art, containing over one million images.

Henry Moore: Sculptural Process and Public Identity – a five-year research project, completed in 2015, which examined the artistic ideas, processes and reception of Henry Moore. Alongside a website containing essays from leading scholars, a series of conferences and events took place. The project also saw the re-cataloguing of works by Moore in the Tate collection and the creation of new gallery displays.

Yorkshire Sculpture Triangle – The Henry Moore Institute, The Hepworth Wakefield, Leeds Art Gallery and Yorkshire Sculpture Park together form the Yorkshire Sculpture Triangle. Offering hundreds of original artworks only a 30-minute drive, bus or train ride from each other, making Yorkshire a great place to see sculpture.