David Mitchinson was Head of Collections and Exhibitions at The Henry Moore Foundation until 2010 after more than three decades of leading an internationally-acclaimed programme of Moore exhibitions and publications, and 42 years after he began working with the artist.
David has curated and installed Henry Moore exhibitions in more than forty countries worldwide.
After studying at Bath Academy of Art from 1963-67, he worked for the Kröller Müller Museum from 1967-68. He went to Henry Moore's Hertfordshire home to work with the artist in 1968, working as his assistant until the formation of The Henry Moore Foundation in 1977 when he became The Foundation's Keeper of Graphics, then its Keeper of Graphics and Sculpture until 1987. He then became its first Curator and finally in 1999 its Head of Collections and Exhibitions.
He was a Trustee of Hat Hill Sculpture Foundation, Goodwood from 1994-2000; Advisor to the Wellington Sculpture Trust, New Zealand from 1999-2002; and has been a Trustee of Harlow Art Trust from 2007 to the present day. He received an Honorary MA from the University of Hertfordshire in 2007.
He has written and edited numerous publications including (with Alistair Grant and Gérald Cramer), Vols III and IV (with Grant and Patrick Cramer), Cramer, 1973-1986; Celebrating Moore; Lund Humphries 2008; Hoglands: The Home of Henry and Irina Moore Lund Humphries, 2007 and finally his new 408-page book Prints and Portfolios, Cramer, March 2010.