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New archive and visitor centre

Our new visitor centre and admin hub, Dane Tree House was acquired by the Henry Moore Foundation in 1977, and has been the centre of operations ever since. Moore renamed the house after its previous owner, Major Daintree. The building has undergone several refurbishments but this is the most ambitious yet. The transformation includes the creation of a new visitor centre with shop and café; an interpretation space for education and events; meeting rooms and improved working spaces for the Foundation's staff.

After years of planning the entire Henry Moore Archive will soon be under one roof, in a purpose designed development of Elmwood House, formerly a residential property. Our new state-of-the-art building features a beautifully crafted oak reading room; a light and airy reception office where we welcome visitors and display archive material; six climate controlled rooms designed to safely house the extensive and varied archive collections; and a further project space for the digitising, re-housing and conservation of materials. The new archive building will open to visiting researchers, by appointment, in 2017.