The Henry Moore Institute was formerly a group of neglected Victorian merchant's offices and warehouses which were converted into an award-winning gallery, study and research centre by the architects Jeremy Dixon and Edward Jones in 1993. The Institute shows 3-4 temporary exhibitions each year in its 4 gallery spaces, ranging from the historical to the 'cutting edge', often introducing artists from Britain and abroad whose work may not have been seen by the public before. The Institute aims to develop public interst, knowledge and appreciation of sculpture of all periods and nationalities. Most of the exhibitions are originated in Leeds. Smaller shows focusing on models, maquettes and drawings are often displayed in the Institute's galleries and library, and in the Study Galleries of Leeds City Art Gallery which are linked to the Institute by a foot bridge. Located on the first floor of the Institute, is an extensive sculpture reference libary, archive, slide and video library. The library is open to anyone, no appointment is needed. It currently contains over 14000 printed items.