The Henry Moore Foundation was founded by the artist and his family in 1977 to encourage public appreciation of the visual arts. Today we support innovative sculpture projects, devise an imaginative programme of exhibitions and research worldwide, and preserve the legacy of Moore himself: one of the great sculptors of the 20th century, who did so much to bring the art form to a wider audience.
The Foundation runs two venues, in Leeds and Hertfordshire, showing a mix of Moore’s own work and other sculpture. We also fund a variety of sculpture projects through our Henry Moore Grants and Research programmes and we have a world-class collection of artworks which regularly tour both nationally and internationally.
We welcome visitors to Henry Moore Studios & Gardens in Hertfordshire, on the site of Henry Moore’s family home and estate. Here the grounds show wonderful sculptures in their original setting, the studios are preserved as Moore left them and his family home is open to the public. Also on this site, we look after the largest collection of Moore’s work in the world, while our archive offers researchers an unrivalled resource.
The Henry Moore Institute, a centre for the study and enjoyment of sculpture in the city of Leeds, has a varied programme of exhibitions and events and provides an invaluable sculpture resource for researchers, students and artists.
A registered charity, no. 271370, we award grants to arts organisations around the world, with a mission to bring great sculpture to as many people as possible.