The Henry Moore Foundation owns about 600 sculptures (10% of his total output) and loans them around the world for exhibitions such as Moore at Kew. Moore worked in many media, but the most common, especially for the larger sculptures, was bronze. These sculptures can weigh up to 21 tonnes, and need to be moved by forklift or crane. Some sculptures, such as The Arch, are never moved from their home at Perry Green.
This slideshow shows the installation of Large Reclining Form, a fibreglass sculpture in multiple parts. Far lighter than the bronzes, it nevertheless needs to be carried by lorry and fitted together at every new location. The specialist removal firm Momart work under the expert supervision of the Henry Moore Foundation.