13 February 2012

Freud Museum Blog

This is quite possibly the busiest time any of us can remember… 


Phase one of our plans to develop the museum began in mid January when the builders arrived to remove the wall between the exhibition and film rooms to give us a much larger event and exhibition space.  Between now and the summer, we will also be introducing an orientation space, better lighting and information for Freud’s study, displaying more of Freud’s personal possessions and much more besides.


Meanwhile, we are hosting Jane McAdam Freud’s exhibition, Lucian Freud My Father which has attracted huge interest from press and visitors alike and gives a very personal take on the passing of one of the greatest British painters.


In addition, it’s all hands on deck for the preparation of our forthcoming exhibition, Louise Bourgeois: The Return of the Repressed.  The exhibition will show original documents from the artist’s recently discovered psychoanalytic writings, as well as drawings and sculptures, in the house of the founding father of psychoanalysis.  It should be our biggest show yet.


Earlier in the month film star Viggo Mortensen visited the museum for drinks and a Q&A session before our screening of the David Cronenberg’s A Dangerous Method, in which he plays Freud. The film charts the early days of psychoanalysis and the complex and fiery relationship between Freud and Jung and has been on general release since 10 February. 


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Author: Marion Stone, Development Director

February 2012