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Sculpture Politics and Trade: The Promotion of British Sculptor Henry Moore

Conference – Published 12th Nov 10

This paper considers how Henry Moore’s sculpture was used to join together art and national identity in the service of diplomacy and of trade. The United Kingdom Foreign Office and the British Council supported each other in constructing notions of ‘Englishness’ which could be exported via Moore’s sculpture.

This was especially effective in the United States and by the 1930s the British government was discussing Britain’s image within that country and how the two countries could present a united front in the face of emerging over-bearing European regimes.