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FREUD MUSEUM LONDON

20 Maresfield Gardens, NW3 5SX
020 7435 2002

www.freud.org.uk
info@freud.org.uk

Wed-Sun 12-5. Admission: 9 Adults, 7 Concessions,4 aged 12-16, under 12s FREE

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FREUD'S FABRICS: CURATOR'S TOUR OF THE FREUD MUSEUM'S TEXTILES
May 10, 2018 6:30pm - 8:00pm talk/event
London Craft Week (9-13 May 2018) is an annual event that showcases exceptional craftsmanship through a journey-of-discovery programme featuring hidden workshops and unknown makers alongside celebrated masters, famous studios, galleries, shops and luxury brands.
 
As part of this year's London Craft Week, Freud Museum curator, Bryony Davies will be taking an exclusive tour of the significant textile pieces of the collection, including Freud's coat, Anna Freud's weaving loom, and the famous Freudian psychoanalytic couch and the q'ashqai rug that rests upon it. The evening will also include an introduction to the Freud Museum by director, Carol Seigel.
 
The Freud Museum's participation offers an interesting and unique contribution to the London Craft Week agenda, delving into this one-of-a-kind collection, and the life and work of Sigmund Freud, founder of the psychoanalysis, and his daugher Anna Freud, a pioneer in child psychoanalysis - both former residents of 20 Maresfield Gardens.
 
A glass of wine will be available for all attendees upon arrival.
BOOKING:
 
Full Price 10
Friend of the Museum 8
Student with valid ID 8
 
Advanced booking required.
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Click to enlargeFAY BALLARD AND JUDY GOLDHILL: BREATHE
May 16 - Jul 18, 2018
Curated by Caroline Garland, psychoanalyst
 
BREATHE presents two thought-provoking contemporary artists, Fay Ballard and Judy Goldhill, who both explore the central theme of parental loss throughout their practice.
 
Breath, and the act of breathing, permeate the work of both artists, consciously and unconsciously, referencing not only personal loss, but also life as a creative force - Fay through drawing; Judy through photography, film and artist’s books.
 
This exhibition examines the work of these two captivating artists as an excavation into their traumatic losses, and considers the reparative function of personal, and wider, creativity.

LEAVING TODAY: THE FREUDS IN EXILE 1938
Jul 18 - Sep 30, 2018
On Saturday 4 June 1938, Sigmund Freud, his wife, Martha, and their daughter Anna left Vienna forever. On the same day, Freud sent a note to his friend, the writer, Arnold Zweig. In it he wrote, briefly, “Leaving today for 39 Elsworthy Road, London NW3 …”.
 
Freud’s note was simple, but behind it lay a complex and dangerous series of events and an urgent need to escape. Hitler’s annexation of Austria to Germany on 13 March had placed Austrian Jews in immediate danger. Within days, Freud’s apartment and publishing house had been raided. A week later, Anna was arrested and questioned by the Gestapo.
 
Now, after weeks of uncertainty, Freud, Martha and Anna boarded a train to take them across Europe to Paris, and from there to London and a new life. Other family members had escaped just weeks earlier, but many friends and relatives remained behind to uncertain fates.

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