The Origin of Psychoanalysis
Renovated, extended and with completely new exhibitions - we are looking forward to welcoming you!
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Wed 11 am - 8 pm, Thu/Fri 11 am - 6 pm, Sat/Sun 10 am – 6 pm, Mon/Tue CLOSED, valid from November 2. Learn more about the COVID-19 regulations for your vist.
Wien IX, Berggasse 19. This is the address where Sigmund Freud lived for 47 years before he had to flee the Nazis in 1938. Since 1971, Sigmund Freud’s apartment and workplace has been home to the Sigmund Freud Museum that attracts more than 100,000 visitors from all over the world every year. On August 29, 2020, the museum will reopen following a rebuild in which it was renovated, expanded, and made wheelchair accessible. New exhibitions offer comprehensive information on the life and work of Freud. The multifaceted concept of architects Hermann Czech, Walter Angonese, and ARTEC Architects, has preserved traces of history and combined them with state-of-the-art museum standards. For the first time ever, all private rooms of the Freud family will be accessible including his “first” practice located on the upper ground floor.
Hidden Thoughts of a Visual Nature
In Freud's 'first practice', the exhibition Hidden Thoughts of a Visual Nature shows works form the museum's collection of conceptual art, thus making references between psychoanalysis and the arts.
Analysis Interminable. Psychoanalytical Schools of Thought after Freud
One room of Freud’s former private apartment is dedicated to a rotating program of special exhibitions that address contemporary questions and problems of psychoanalysis and its related fields. The first special exhibition after the renovation is titled Analysis Interminable. Psychoanalytic Schools of Thought after Freud and contains short films and interviews with five practicing psychoanalysts from New York, Dublin, and Berlin who introduce a variety of psychoanalytical schools: contemporary drive and conflict theory, structural psychoanalysis, relational psychoanalysis, object relation theories, as well as self-psychology. The exhibition was curated by psychoanalyst and philosopher Esther Hutfless.
Sigmund Freud,, 1905