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Lives Lost and Regained: Émigré Art Collections at Tate Archive

1 November 2019 12:00 pm


Marie-Louise von Motesiczky

Tate Library and Archive Reading Rooms, Tate Britain

Tate Archive is a centre of excellence for the study of émigré artists, writers and cultural figures who found safety in the UK following the rise of fascism in continental Europe before the Second World War.

Now numbering over fifty archive collections, they comprise all manner of correspondence, personal photographs, writings and ephemera, which illustrate how lives and work were affected by the end of one way of life and the beginning of another.

This ‘Show and Tell’ event celebrates the halfway mark of a major project – generously funded by the Marie-Louise von Motesiczky Charitable Trust – to catalogue and digitise three such émigré collections. They comprise the extensive papers of art historian, J. P. Hodin, the sketchbooks of artist Jankel Adler and the family papers of curator and publisher, David Mayor.

A short talk will be given by Archive Curator Peter Eaves, and a range of material displayed from these and other collections.

Friday 1 November 12-2pm drop in

Tate Library and Archive Reading Rooms, Tate Britain

Talk by Peter Eaves at 12.30pm

Material selected by Peter Eaves, Andrey Lazarev and Ines Schlenker


The Marie-Louise von Motesiczky Display

Open from 7 October 2019 – 27 March 2020 in the Archive Gallery, Lower Level, Tate Britain.

Entrance is free.


1 November 2019
12:00 pm
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