The Freud Museum


16 September 2015 - 4 October 2015


The Bowlby Centre, in collaboration with the Freud Museum London, are proud to present a unique exhibition on Attachment inspired by the life and work of John Bowlby, the founder of Attachment Theory.

This intimate exhibition presents seldom-seen letters and photographs from the John Bowlby Archive at the Wellcome Library. The material has been thoughtfully curated to trace our understanding of the universal need for others across the lifespan and how this develops in a cultural and social context.


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7 October 2015 - 22 November 2015

Every piece of dust on Freud's couch
Broomberg & Chanarin

For Every piece of dust on Freud’s couch, commissioned by the Freud Museum, Broomberg & Chanarin hired a police forensic team to scrutinise Sigmund Freud’s iconic couch, gathering DNA samples, strands of hair and a multitude of dust particles left by his home’s many visitors. These may include traces of Freud’s early patients such as ‘Dora’, the ‘Wolf Man’ and others, as well as those of more mundane visitors, mainly tourists, who have travelled from around the world to visit this legendary item of furniture.

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