The Leeds Sculpture Collection comprises of over 800 objects, 400 works on paper and the Henry Moore Institute Archive of over 270 collections of papers relating to sculptors. The collections are principally British from c.1875 to the present day.
They narrate the development of sculpture being made in Britain, representing neglected as well as established practitioners, using the works on paper collection to represent the scope of contemporary practice alongside three-dimensional work.
The collections are actively acquired through both donation and purchase, with the sculpture and archive collections supplemented by the Henry Moore Institute Research Library, which provides invaluable research material on the holdings. Together the collections form a fuller teaching and study resource than any other national or regional collection.
The Henry Moore Institute remains open throughout the Leeds Art Gallery 2016 closure period. See the Institute's website to plan your visit.
(Image credit: Antonio Canova, Venus (The Hope Venus), 1817-1820. Given to Leeds Museums and Galleries by Mrs D. U. McGrigor Phillips, 1959.)