Breakfast Tour of Henry Moore: The Helmet Heads
Enjoy breakfast in the Wallace Collection restaurant, followed by an out-of-hours tour of the groundbreaking exhibition Henry Moore: The Helmet Heads with curator Dr Tobias Capwell.
Henry Moore: The Helmet Heads is the first major exhibition to explore the great 20th-century British sculptor’s fascination with armour. New research reveals 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.
This exclusive tour explores the intimate connections between Henry Moore’s helmet sculptures and armour in the Wallace Collection. The exhibition provides a unique insight into Moore’s artistic practice and also enables visitors to look at and understand armour in new and unexpected ways, to discover it as an expressive art form in its own right.
Dr Tobias Capwell is a leading authority on medieval and Renaissance weapons. Curator of Arms and Armour at the Wallace Collection in London, he is the author of Arms and Armour of the Medieval Joust (2018), Armour of the English Knight (2015) and Masterpieces of European Arms and Armour at the Wallace Collection (2011). Dr Capwell also appears regularly on television, most recently as armour advisor on Danny Dyer’s Right Royal Family (BBC1, 2019), A Stitch in Time (BBC2, 2017), Richard III: The New Evidence (C4, 2014) and as writer and presenter of Metalworks: The Knight's Tale (BBC4, 2012).