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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.

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.

Jun 7, 2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm talk/event
- All education is conservative?
- Relative to the society that delivers the education.
- But what of psychoanalytically based education?
Vienna 1924. Marxist psychoanalyst and Jewish youth worker Siegfried Bernfeld and Anna Freud reflect on their hopes and fears for postwar education. They discuss the failure of the Baumgarten Centre for Jewish refugee children and the development of child facilities in Social Democratic ('Red') Vienna - and what the future may hold for both of them.
- My views make both the Marxists and the Freudians very angry- well I say both Marx and Freud are right- but not the Marxists nor the Freudians. What is in children forced exploitation is made to appear to them as sacrificial love.
Gerald Davidson is joined by Helen Clapp who will read the part of Anna Freud.
Gerald Davidson continues his series of dramatic presentations on second generation psychoanalytic pioneers, which include Mad about Otto, What Little Hans Knew and Being Good.
This event coincides with the exhibition 'The Best Possible School: Anna Freud, Dorothy Tiffany Burlingham and the Hietzing School in 1920s Vienna', on display at the Museum from 10 May - 16 July 2017.
10/7 concessions

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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