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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.

Sep 12, 2018 6:30pm - 8:30pm talk/event
Join us for an evening marking the generous gift to the Freud Museum London of the ‘Psychoanalyst’ a painting by artist Marie-Louise von Motesiczky from the Marie-Louise von Motesiczky Charitable Trust, with a drinks reception followed by a talk by art historian, Ines Schlenker.
Born into a prominent Jewish family in Vienna in 1906, Marie-Louise von Motesiczky left Austria the day after the Anschluss and eventually settled in London. This talk traces her artistic career – from promising beginnings to the struggle of rebuilding a reputation in exile – and explores the Motesiczky family’s numerous connections with psychoanalysis.
Ines Schlenker is an independent art historian with a special interest in National Socialist, degenerate and émigré art. She wrote the catalogue raisonné of Marie-Louise von Motesiczky’s paintings, published in 2009, and co-edited the painter’s correspondence with the writer Elias Canetti. Her book on the artist Milein Cosman will be published later this year.
Part of an exciting series of events which coincide with the exhibition Leaving Today: the Freuds in Exile 1938, on display from 18 July – 30 September 2018.
The exhibition includes the first public display of the Psychoanalyst. The Museum is very pleased to add this painting from one of ‘Austria’s most important 20th-century painters’ to its collections.
Full Price £12
Friend of the Museum £9
Concession £9
Advanced booking required.

Sep 15, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm talk/event
Artist Elena Cologni will demonstrate her sculptural work, followed by a discussion with author Susan Buckingham.
Artist Elena Cologni has previously discussed at the Freud Museum the research background of her artistic project ‘Seeds of Attachment’ (2016/18), looking into the attachment between parent and child (Freud, A.,1967; Ainsworth, 1973; Bowlby, 1969) as crucial to place attachment (Seamon, D., 2013). Cologni attempts to investigate this through the adoption of a nomadic (Braidotti) and dialogic sculpture through a non-verbal approach, she designed based on the principles of the Margaret Lowenfeld Mosaic Box (1954). Aspects of this process were exhibited at New Hall Art Collection at Murray Edwards College of the University of Cambridge, for which she developed the series ‘Intraplaces’.
The active engagement at the Freud Museum concludes a series of encounters in London’s public spaces, the implications of which are then discussed with author Susan Buckingham, whose research and publications address gender and environmental issues.
£8 - £10
Ticket includes admission to the Museum.

Sep 16, 2018 12:00pm - 5:00pm talk/event
Over the last six months, participants in the Transcultural Memory course in the Visual Cultures Department at Goldsmiths have been exploring the intersections of the politics of memory, philosophy, psychoanalysis, race and colonialism.
This event will examine the temporality of remembering and forgetting (rewinding and fast-forwarding) through audio visual art practices, particularly in relation to migration. Freud’s’ writing and case studies will serve as the starting point to analyse the current political framework of the immigration crisis and the trauma of belonging.
Artworks are perhaps the best instruments to help us understand the journey of the migrant, its traumatic departures and the uncertainty of arrival. Tapes from the Freud Museum will explore the idea of memory and forgetting through film installations, soundtracks, archival materials and psychoanalytic concepts developed by Sigmund Freud.
Join us for an affective and non-spatial journey through time.
Included in the admission ticket to the Museum.

Oct 3, 2018 - Feb 24, 2019
Sigmund Freud and Salvador Dalí are two of the most significant and influential figures of the twentieth century. Dalí was a passionate admirer of the father of psychoanalysis and finally met him in London on July 19th 1938. This year 2018 marks the 80th anniversary of this event.
A new exhibition at the Freud Museum will explore the connection between the two men, starting from their one meeting, to which Dalí brought his recently completed painting The Metamorphosis of Narcissus.


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