Last updated: 2 June 2009

LEN Lye Foundation

Collection | Held by Govett Brewster Art Gallery

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LEN Lye Foundation


LEN Lye Foundation

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The Gallery is the repository of the Len Lye Foundation Archive, a collection of materials relating to the life and work of New Zealand-born film-maker and artist Len Lye, 1901-1980. The collection includes correspondence, published and unpublished manuscripts, scrapbooks, photographic collections, slide/tape lectures, sound recordings, documentation of works of art and biographical and bibliographical documentation related to Lye's years in New Zealand, Australia, Samoa, London and the United States.

Papers relating to Len Lye

Dates covered:

1901 - 1980

Access conditions:

By appointment

Format if not original:

Some photocopies

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Great Britain · Samoa · Australia · United States of America

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