About the archives

The Lee Miller Archives is a small, privately run archive which is dedicated to conserving, publishing and cataloguing the lifestyle and holding of works by Lee Miller and her husband Roland Penrose.

Our aim is to promote scholarship and the dissemination of Lee Miller & Roland Penrose’s work worldwide in a manner commensurate with the artistic and humanitarian principles of the two artists.

The Lee Miller Archives (LMA) is supported entirely on the sale of rights, photographs and the opening of Lee and Roland’s home, Farleys House & Gallery to the public.

The LMA holding includes some 60,000 negatives, mainly black and white, most of Lee’s manuscripts, captions, notes, letters and ephemeral material, her cameras, and some of her personal effects and clothes such as her US Army uniform. We hold approximately 3,000 photographs by Roland Penrose and photography by David E. Scherman, Man Ray, Antony Penrose and Andrew Lanyon.

Farleys House & Gallery Ltd. are the managing agents for the Lee Miller Archives.

All Lee Miller’s work is copyright © Lee Miller Archives, and may not be reproduced in any way, stored in a retrieval system or copied without prior consent.

Fine Archival Prints for collectors printed from the original negative where possible and a selection of prints may be viewed by appointment.

The viewing of the material at the Lee Miller Archives in East Sussex, England is limited and strictly by appointment only. Searches may be done by our Archives staff, who can also undertake research projects by arrangement.

The team

Antony Penrose

Ami Bouhassane

Jeni Longley
Book-keeper & Acting Financial Director

Tracy Leeming

Maria Elliott
Assistant Book-keeper

Kerry Negahban
Rights Negotiator

Fire watching masks

Lori Inglis Hall
Assistant Rights Negotiator

Lance Downie
Digital Librarian

Jane Parsons
Print Room Administrator

Kate Henderson
Farleys House & Tours Co-ordinator

Elaine Wardekker O'Brien
Farleys Galleries & Garden Co-ordinator

Sophie Thompson
Digital Content Officer

Liz Hayden
Retail Co-ordinator

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