Freud Museum London

Freud Museum London
20 Maresfield Gardens
London
Greater London
NW3 5SX
England

Website

www.freud.org.uk/

E-mail

info@freud.org.uk

Telephone

020 7435 2002

Fax

020 7431 5452

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Listed house in Hampstead where Sigmund Freud and his family lived after fleeing the Nazis in 1938. The Museum was founded in 1986. It has featured in numerous films and TV broadcasts and hosts regular exhibitions and events. It is available for hire for filming and evening functions.

Venue Type:

Museum

Opening hours

Wed 12.00-20.30
Thurs-Sun 12.00-17.00

Admission charges

Adults: £6.00
Senior Citizens: £4.50
Concs: £3.00 (with valid student ID card, children aged 12-16, unemployed persons, disabled persons)
Under 12s: Free

Discounts

  • Museums Association

Additional info

Our library, study and research facilities are open by appointment only.

Sigmund Freud's large collection of Egyptian, Greek, Roman and Oriental antiquities and his library. His study with the psychoanalytic couch preserve his working environment. A reference library, archive and picture library document the history of psychoanalysis.

Collection details

Archaeology, Archives, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Personalities, Social History

Key artists and exhibits

  • Freud's couch; Dali portrait of Freud; Brouillet print of Charcot; Abu Simbel print; photographs of Yvette Guilbert, Princess Marie Bonaparte, Lou Andreas-Salome, Charcot, Freud family.
Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Eros, Terracotta, Myrina, Asia Minor, about 330 BC, Possible 19th century copy. Museum number 3898

Freud and Eros: Love, Lust and Longing

  • 22 October 2014 — 8 March 2015 *on now

A new exhibition, 'Freud and Eros: Love, Lust and Longing', explores Sigmund Freud's revolutionary ideas on love and the libidinal drive with an innovative combination of Freud's own art collection, his writings and letters, together with the response of contemporary artists.

Love remains an ever intriguing and complex emotion. To examine Freud's theories on this topic, key works in his collection will be displayed, including statues of Eros, and other erotic and related deities and objects. Freud's antiquities are usually arranged in his study at the Freud Museum. This exhibition, situated in the upstairs gallery, will give visitors the opportunity to view more closely and in detail these rare and beautiful works.

Freud's theories on Eros, the love force and libido of psychoanalysis, also provide the context for an investigation of Sigmund Freud's personal experiences. Freud and Eros: Love, Lust and Longing' traces his passionate courtship of his future wife Martha Bernays. The couple exchanged literally hundreds of letters during their four year engagement. A selection of their letters reveals a relationship that was both ardent and intellectual. Memorabilia, including family photographs, supplement this intimate aspect of Freud's life.

Eros, the Greek god of love, the winged messenger of desire, is well represented in Freud's stunning collection of around two and a half thousand antiquities. Freud explored the meaning of Eros in his writings, and the exhibition draws out the profound connections between classical Greek culture, the works collected by Freud and the development of psychoanalysis. To Freud, Eros could spark the civilizing force of love that resulted in fulfilling relationships as well as unleashing turbulent, unbridled and destructive emotions.

The complex ideas raised by psychoanalysis are also examined through the eyes of highly regarded contemporary artists. Works include a newly commissioned sculpture by Jodie Carey, plus contributions by Edmund de Waal, Rachel Kneebone and Hannah Collins. These works not only contextualise Freud's collection but also provide and fresh and insightful ways to consider love, lust and longing.

Admission

£7/£5/£4/under 12's free

Website

http://www.freud.org.uk/exhibitions/75653/freud-and-eros-love-lust-and-longing/

Psychoanalysis and Art

Where we are now

  • 11 March — 12 April 2015

This new exhibition explores how psychoanalytic ideas are currently used in research which engages with very contemporary issues and the challenges of the modern world. The pieces are by six young artists from the Slade School of Fine Art, who have been commissioned to produce work that contests misconceptions and clichés about psychoanalytic research, and emphasises the discipline’s relevance to twenty-first century life.

Their work is inspired by research carried out at the UCL Psychoanalysis Unit, which investigates topics ranging from tattooing to technology, the arts, the economy and, of course, mental and physical health.

The Psychoanalysis Unit’s mission is to break the mould of traditional approaches to psychoanalysis, taking inspiration from the discipline’s ideas to meet modern challenges. Our truly interdisciplinary research draws on a wide range of research methods and theoretical perspectives taken from neuroscience and clinical trials, anthropology, economics and history.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£7 Adult
£4 Student/ Concessions
£5 Seniors

under 12 free

Website

http://freud.org.uk/exhibitions/75871/where-we-are-now/

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Freud Museum London

Psychoanalysis after Freud

  • 8 January — 26 March 2015 *on now

8 January 2015 - 26 March 2015
Thursdays 6.30-8.30pm

Psychoanalysis after Freud

12 week evening course

The course will offer an overview of the main developments in psychoanalysis since Freud, including Jung, Klein, Winnicott and Lacan. We will examine how the most creative figures in psychoanalysis changed and developed Freud's ideas and methods, and discuss their criticisms of his work.

No prior knowledge will be assumed and you will be guided by an experienced tutor with many years' teaching experience.

Tutor: Keith Barrett BA PhD Having received his PhD from the Wellcome Centre for the History of Medicine at University College London, Dr Barrett specialises in both philosophy and psychoanalysis and has taught at several leading institutions, including Imperial College and Birkbeck College.

Admission

£175 Adults
£145 Members of the Museum, £110 students/unwaged

Website

http://freud.org.uk/events/75637/psychoanalysis-after-freud/

Freud Museum London

Paper with Sacred Signs

  • 2 March 2015 7-8:30pm

2 March 2015
7pm - doors open at 6.30pm

Paper with Sacred Signs: The Sigmund Freud - Martha Bernays Correspondence
(1882-86)

Michael Molnar

All lovers reinvent love - after their fashion. Sigmund Freud and Martha Bernays were no exception. In over 1,500 love letters from 1882 to 1886 they lavishly documented their long engagement, its joys, tribulations and misunderstandings. Their newly-published correspondence paints an amazingly detailed day-to-day picture of the engaged couple’s lives and thoughts. At first sight it seems too much to take in. An encyclopaedic welter of information threatens to overwhelm us. Michael Molnar’s talk will blaze some trails through this unknown territory.


Michael Molnar worked at the Freud Museum London from its opening in1986 until 2009, first as researcher/archivist, then as Director. He edited and translated The Diary of Sigmund Freud 1929-39 (Chatto, 1992). His latest publication is Looking through Freud's Photos (Karnac, 2014).

Part of an exciting and imaginative season of talks and events accompanying the exhibition 'Freud and Eros: Love, Lust and Longing' 22 October 2014 - 22 February 2015.

Admission

£10 Adults
£7 concessions/Member of the Freud Museum

Tickets include exhibition viewing from 6.30pm

Website

http://freud.org.uk/events/75790/paper-with-sacred-signs-the-sigmund-freud-martha-bernays-correspondence-1882-86/

Freud Museum London

The Real Jouissance of Uncountable Numbers

  • 24 March 2015 7-8:30pm

24 March 2015
7pm - doors open at 6.30pm

The Real Jouissance of Uncountable Numbers: The Philosophy of Science within Lacanian Psychoanalysis

Raul Moncayo and Magdalena Romanowicz

We are joined this evening by Raul Moncayo and Magdalena Romanowicz, who will discuss their forthcoming publication, 'The Real Jouissance of Uncountable Numbers: The Philosophy of Science within Lacanian Psychoanalysis' (Karnac Books, 2014).

"Ludwig Wittgenstein famously said “To learn from Freud, you have to be critical”. Much the same can be said of Jacques Lacan’s oeuvre. This wonderful volume provides a rigorous scaffolding to help us penetrate Lacanian density. Using mathematics and clinical experience as a basis, the authors lead us through Lacan’s antisystemic tradition. Their efforts enable us to approach one of the most influential French thinkers of the last century. Our efforts will be rewarded by reaching a deeper understanding of how Lacan manages to radically critique reductionism in psychiatry while expanding the non-reductionist revolution of Freud and psychoanalysis" Professor Hans Steiner.

Admission

£10/£7 concessions/Member of the Freud Museum (Tickets include exhibition viewing from 6pm)

Website

http://freud.org.uk/events/75763/the-real-jouissance-of-uncountable-numbers-the-philosophy-of-science-within-lacanian-psychoanalysis/

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The Hidden Freud: His Hassidic Roots

  • 15 April 2015 6:30-8pm

There were many Freuds: the scholar, the academic, the researcher, the neurologist and the founder of psychoanalysis. All were noted for their rejection of religion and their identification with the prevalent German culture. This was the picture painted by Freud's principal biographers: Ernest Jones, Peter Gay and Ronald Clark They agreed that Freud came from an assimilated Jewish background and that he was a completely secular intellectual.

However, more recent studies show a very different and more complicated Freud. This Freud emerged from a deeply religious Hassidic background with generations of distinguished rabbis and Jewish scholars on both his maternal, paternal and marital sides. They demonstrate that Freud was very knowledgeable about Jewish ideas and practices and that he was conversant with both Hebrew and Yiddish.

This lecture will consider the hidden or covert dimension of Freud's persona and explore how it reflected his struggle with his Jewish, indeed, Kabbalistic antecedents.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

£10 Adults; £7 Member of the Museum; £7 Student/Concession

Website

http://freud.org.uk/events/75861/the-hidden-freud-his-hassidic-roots/

Lou Andreas Salome

Women who Psychoanalyse: Lou Andreas-Salome, Karen Horney, Luce Irigaray, Jacqueline Rose

  • 16 April — 2 July 2015

12 week evening course

The course will highlight women as psychoanalytic innovators and critics, and as philosophers and cultural theorists - rather than dealing primarily with women as objects of psychoanalytic theory or cultural analysis. We will focus on four well known and highly regarded figures, examining their engagement with psychoanalysis and their broader thinking.

No prior knowledge will be assumed and you will be guided by an experienced tutor with many years' teaching experience

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

£185 Adult; £155 Member of the Museum; £120 Students/Unwaged

Website

http://freud.org.uk/events/75883/women-who-psychoanalyse-lou-andreas-salome-karen-horney-luce-irigaray-jacqueline-rose/

Freud's Couch

Analysis: The Conservation of Freud's Couch

  • 23 April 2015 From 6:30pm

In September 2013, much needed conservation work began upon Sigmund Freud’s famous psychoanalytic couch. The process was carefully documented by artist, Jeremy Millar and resulted in his work 'Analysis'.

The evening begins with the opportunity to see the couch laid bare, followed by a short talk on the process by conservator, Poppy Singer, a screening of Jeremy Millar’s ‘Analysis’ 2015 (18:49), closing with a discussion between artist and conservator.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

£10 Adults
£7 Members of the Museum
£7 Students/Concessions

Website

http://freud.org.uk/events/75882/analysis-the-conservation-of-freuds-couch/

Fukushima

Life after Fukushima - north-east Japan

  • 19 June 2015 7-9pm

Join us for a screening of 'Life after Fukushima - north-east Japan' (French with English subtitles and voiceover, colour, 16/9, 54’, 2013) followed by a discussion between the filmmaker, Stéphane Thibierge, Lucia Corti and Dany Nobus

Synopsis - a French psychoanalyst and photographer, familiar with Japan, investigates one year after March 11, 2011, the lives and daily experience of people in the devastated areas of North-East Japan.

The whole world saw at the time images of people gripped in the confusion and disarray of a huge catastrophe. What became of these men and women, and how do they live today? The news channels have almost forgotten them since 2011.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

£10 Adults
£7 Members of the Museum
£7 Students/Concessions

Website

http://freud.org.uk/events/75880/life-after-fukushima-north-east-japan/

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