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3/9/2020: Sigmund Freud Museum in Vienna is reopened
On August 29, the doors of Berggasse 19 opened to visitors again after 18-month of renovation and reconstruction.
The “birthplace of psychoanalysis”, where the famous physician, psychoanalyst, and thinker Sigmund Freud lived and worked for nearly half a century, offers a modernized and enlarged museum infrastructure, including a new foyer, shop, and café, all made wheelchair accessible. Europe’s largest library of psychoanalysis is newly renovated and serves as a platform for research and communication.
The architectural concept was developed by Atelier Czech, Walter Angonese, and ARTEC Architects.
Three new permanent exhibitions, a presentation of contemporary art at the Showroom Berggasse 19, and a new special exhibition all inform on Freud’s multi-faceted cultural heritage. They provide a wide range of information on Freud’s life and work, on the historical development of psychoanalysis and offer critical perspectives on its current issues, including its importance for society and the arts. The history of the house Berggasse 19 and the fates of its inhabitants from 1880 to date will be presented in the newly constructed stairwell.
Sigmund Freud Museum looking forward to your visit! Learn more about the safety measures for your visit, buy tickets online and get more information about permanent and special exhibitions on the museum website: https://archiv.freud-museum.at/en/
2/9/2020: FEPAL Manifest "Against Violence. Against Structural Racism and in Defense of Democracy and Human Rights"
26/07/2020: The Empty Couch: Love and Mourning in Times of Confinement
A film created by Rosine Jozef Perelberg
This film is an homage of the British Psychoanalytical Society to frontline workers of the National Health Service (NHS), and to the solidarity expressed by psychoanalysts during these difficult times.
16/07/2020: 400 Italian psychoanalysts faced with the reality of Covid
Anna Maria Nicolò Italian Psychanalytic Society - SPI
In March 2020 the Italian State decided to lock down the whole nation because of the Covid-19 epidemic. In Lombardy especially, the wealthiest region in the country, the daily update announced a terrifying increase in cases and deaths. The intensive care units of one of Europe’s most industrialised regions were unable to accommodate new patients and it was whispered that health workers were being forced to choose who had the right to be admitted, which meant privileging those who were likeliest to survive. Televisions and newspapers bombarded audiences with their announcements of the worsening defeat by an invisible enemy never imagined before. The population was terrified and confused. Some colleagues had already contracted the virus, and most of us had started to work remotely...