The Milein Cosman Archive at the Tate
Milein Cosman’s Archive was donated to Tate Archive at the end of 2021, her centenary year, and transferred there during 2022.
Tate Archive houses a rich collection of sketchbooks, drawings, letters, diaries, photographs and other personal papers of artists who worked in Britain in the twentieth century, including a large collection from Milein Cosman’s great friend, Marie-Louise von Motesiczky, after whom the Tate Archive Gallery is named.
Tate Archive is a centre of excellence for the study of émigré artists and the Cosman Archive will join more than fifty other émigré artist collections.
As well as the complete collection of Milein Cosman’s personal papers, the Cosman Archive contains almost all her sketchbooks, together with a huge collection of drawings and prints dating from every period of her working life, and featuring portraits of many eminent contemporaries.
Researchers wishing to view the collection should contact Tate Archive.