The Museum of London would give the Henry Moore statue a safe and fitting home. This bronze sculpture weighs 1.5 tones and stands almost three-meters tall. The Museum of London has offered a home to the to the sculpture Draped Seated Woman to save it from being sold off by Tower Hamlets council.
The Museum of London is the second public institution to volunteer to house and display the statue: Queen Mary's College is also willing to find a place where the public can continue to enjoy it – and in London rather than the Yorkshire sculpture park where it has been on loan for more than a decade.
Mary Moore, the artist's daughter quotes: “This art work was created with 'the belief that everyone, whatever their background, should have access to works of art of the highest quality'. I firmly support this idea which echoes our purpose at the Museum of London to preserve the heritage of our capital city for everybody without prejudice."