05 August 2013

Freud Museum London Blog - August 2013

Since the last time I wrote in early 2012, we have now completed the first phase of development works which included a larger event and exhibition space, new interpretation materials, better lighting and a larger space for visitors in Freud’s study and new displays of Freud’s personal possessions.


In early February Carol Seigel, the Museum’s Director left the Museum on a year’s sabbatical in New York, where is she is spending some of her time building awareness of the Museum and fundraising for our plans to further improve interpretation, education and archives.


In her place, we welcomed Dawn Kemp as Acting Director.  Among many projects, Dawn is currently working on a major exhibition, Mad Bad and Sad, which will explore the history of ‘female maladies’ and counterpoint them with contemporary women’s art. The exhibition will open on 10 October 2013.  Before that we will welcoming an exhibition by Kids Company, Hide and Seek, which opens on 4 September.


In the spring, were delighted to be awarded funding from the Arts Council for a project about Freud’s daughter – the Museum’s founder – Anna Freud.  We will re-display the current Anna Freud, shedding more light on her achievements and legacy as well as hosting an artist’s residency, creating new primary education resources and researching the archives relating to her life.  The project is due to be completed by April 2014. 


We are also underway with a project to digitize our entire collection and make this available online via a new website.  We hope to have this ready in spring 2014.  Keep in touch and follow what’s happening at the museum via our e-news, Facebook and Twitter.


By Marion Stone, Development Director at The Freud Museum London