Last updated: 4pm, Wednesday 8 April

Following the latest government advice about Coronavirus, we are postponing our annual reopening until further notice and will not launch This Living Hand: Edmund de Waal presents Henry Moore this year.

We are extremely disappointed to delay the opening of this exciting exhibition, but the safety of our audiences, company and staff is of utmost importance. We apologise for the disruption and wish you well during this difficult period.

Our Collections team and de Waal’s studio have considered how best to deliver This Living Hand: Edmund de Waal presents Henry Moore in this new climate. After careful deliberation, we have all agreed that the best approach, which will allow more visitors to experience the exhibition fully, is to postpone the entire project until 2021.

We are pleased to confirm that This Living Hand will now open at Henry Moore Studios & Gardens on 31 March 2021 and will run for the whole visitor season, as intended, until 31 October 2021. We look forward to welcoming you to our gallery next year.

To ensure your health and the safety of those around you, here is the latest public health advice provided by the NHS and the government.

More information:

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Until we can safely announce otherwise, all our events are postponed for the foreseeable future.

Image licensing

Our team is working remotely and still has access to the many thousands of digital images we have in our collection. We are happy to continue to research, supply, licence and grant permission to reproduce photographs of Moore and his artwork for any forthcoming publications or projects you may be working on.

Please continue to complete our online request form or email us - we are answering enquires as normal.


Although our Reading Room will be closed to visitors we are still happy to help answer your research requests remotely. You can also access our Online Bibliographic Catalogue and our Collections pages here, or email us for more general enquires.