Our aim is to promote scholarship and 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 her 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.
Book-keeper & Acting Financial Director
Lori Inglis Hall
Assistant Rights Negotiator
Print Room Administrator
Farleys House & Tours Co-ordinator
Elaine Wardekker O’Brien
Farleys Galleries & Garden Co-ordinator
Digital Content Officer
Tucked away in the Sussex countryside Farleys House conjures up an extraordinary atmosphere that testifies to its position as a meeting place for some of the key personalities in twentieth century art.
Lee Miller and Roland Penrose came to live at Farleys in 1949 and for the thirty five years that followed they built up a collection of contemporary art treasures, many of which were created by their friends and visitors including Pablo Picasso, Man Ray, Max Ernst, Paul Éluard and Joan Miró.
From 1984 the house became the headquarters of the Lee Miller Archives (LMA). Research and archiving continues today alongside exhibitions being planned, books being published and licenses negotiated. People began to want to visit Farleys and tours were created.
Today Farleys House and Gallery Ltd. is managed by the Penrose family as a privately run archive and museum. To complement your visit to the house a programme of exhibitions by contemporary artists are shown alongside a selection of Lee Miller prints in the beautiful old Sussex barn adjacent to the house.
A warm welcome awaits you at Farleys House in the spirit of its former Surrealist occupants, the photographer Lee Miller and artist Roland Penrose.Find Out More