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FREUD MUSEUM LONDON

20 Maresfield Gardens, NW3 5SX
020 7435 2002

www.freud.org.uk
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Wed-Sun 12-5. Admission: 8 Adults, 4 Concessions, 6 Seniors, under 12s FREE

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THE BEST POSSIBLE SCHOOL
May 10 - Jul 16, 2017
Modernism, creativity, the freedom to grow as a “free and self-reliant human being” – with these beliefs, Anna Freud, the youngest daughter of Sigmund Freud, and Dorothy Tiffany Burlingham, the youngest daughter of the great American artist Louis Comfort Tiffany, founded Vienna’s Hietzing School.
 
To Erik H. Erikson who taught there, it was “the best possible school” and today its true significance, as both the teachers and the students remember it, comes to life in a dynamic new exhibit at the Freud Museum London.
 
Four historic photographs of Sigmund Freud are on view for the first time, along with original paintings and over 75 vintage pictures from private collections in Europe and America. Notable drawings, manuscripts and autographs make vivid the founders’ vision of the Hietzing School’s origins and sequels, its day-to-day experience and its enduring influence on our understanding of education and the developing mind.

FRANKO B : SLEEPING BEAUTY
May 10 - Jul 16, 2017
Sleeping Beauty is a sculpture of a deceased refugee child, presumed to be from Syria, hand carved in marble using traditional methods in the style of Baroque sculptor and architect Gian Lorenzo Bernini. Like Bernini, Franko B's practice is engaged with an aesthetic dialogue between the sacred and profane. However, in Franko B’s latest sculpture, the sacred is found in the figure of the child rendered eternally in marble and the profane within ourselves, our leaders, our states and institutions - crystallised in our collective failure to address the worst human crisis since the Second World War.

Click to enlargeTHE WOMEN : OUR PSYCHOANALYTIC MOTHERS
May 21, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm talk/event
This presentation, via theatrical performance, reveals the story of six remarkable female psychoanalysts - Helene Deutsch, Melanie Klein, Anna Freud, Karen Horney, and Marie-Louise von Franz.
The lives of these women spanned two centuries, three continents and two World Wars. Each of these women made original contributions to the development of psychoanalytic theory and clinical practice.
The five performers are themselves all authors and/or clinical practitioners and their performances will be given greater depth and informed by their professional experience.
This presentation is inspired by a desire to foster dialogue among mental health practitioners. Many of the challenges therapists face in their daily clinical practice will be illuminated by an appreciation of how these five pioneering women confronted and redefined prevailing forms of psychotherapy in their own lifetimes.
The Creative Director, Dr. Louise DeCosta, has previously brought two other original presentations to the Freud Museum, The Freud/Ferenczi Letters and The Freud/Jung Letters. This is the London debut of the new presentation, first performed in the US, and here through the generosity of the Director and her troupe of analyst/author/performers.
The duration of the presentation is approx. 60mins, followed by a Q&A.
Free with admission - no need to book.
freud.org.uk/events/76792/the-women-our-psychoanalytic-mothers/

PLAY AT THE FREUD MUSEUM LONDON
Jul 19 - Sep 10, 2017
‘It is only in playing that the individual child or adult is able to be creative and to use the whole personality, and it is only in being creative that the individual discovers the self.’ - Donald W. Winnicott
 
We all play. We all need play. Play is at the core of development, of creativity, of mental health. It is a source of fun, a way of dealing with anxieties, of creating something new, of building relationships. It helps to define who we are and what we can do.
 
Using storytelling, art works, oral histories and interactive games, this exhibition will explore play and its many meanings in psychoanalysis. It will look at play in the work of Sigmund and Anna Freud and other key figures, both in psychoanalytic history and today. It also aims to entice people of all ages to play at the Freud Museum, with an open invitation: Come and play!
 
Exhibition kindly supported by Kings College London

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