This is the first major exhibition to explore the celebrated British sculptor’s fascination with armour.

Groundbreaking new research has revealed that Moore’s long relationship with the Wallace Collection directly inspired the creation of his celebrated Helmet Head sculptures, which are shown here together for the very first time.

The exhibition uncovers the previously unknown role of specific helmets and armour from the Wallace Collection in influencing Moore’s ideas and creations. This is the first time that Moore’s helmet-related works, comprising over 60 sketches, drawings, maquettes and full-sized sculptures in plaster, lead and bronze, have been comprehensively assembled, to be juxtaposed with the Renaissance armour that inspired it.

The Wallace Collection

Hertford House, Manchester Square, London, W1U 3BN

020 7563 9500

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Daily, including bank holidays, 10am – 5pm Closed 24 – 26 Dec

Free to all

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