Here are 5 things not to miss this month at the Freud Museum.
October is the last month to catch our hotly-reviewed exhibition, Between Oedipus and the Sphinx: Freud & Egypt, and we have a few extra reasons for you to visit too!
1. Nightmare Hieroglpyhs on 4 October is bound to be colourful. Dr. Eleanor Dobson’s lunchtime lecture will explore the bird-headed, monstrous creatures that emerged in Freud’s dreams.
2. On 6 October we’ve teamed up with The Italian Institute to honour two major anniversaries: the 80th anniversary of Freud’s death and the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s death. Join Daniel Orrells and John Onians for Freud, Leonardo, and the Anatomy of the Mind. They will investigate how two great minds converged and complemented each other, centuries apart.
3. Between Oedipus and the Sphinx: Freud & Egypt would not be complete without a conference on 12 October. Bringing together Egyptologists, psychoanalysts and historians to explore the many themes that have defined this fascinating exhibition.
4. One of Freud’s most famous cases, The Rat Man, has been reimagined by Edward Fox in an ultra-rare BBC2 adaptation from 1972. This screening at the Freud Museum on 29 October is part of Thinking Inside The Box: Freud On TV three-part series.
5. Finally, our exciting new exhibition, The Uncanny: A Centenary kicks off at the end of October! Join us for a spooky Masked Ball on Friday, 1 November. We will transform Freud’s house for a night of haunting and immersive experiences and performances. Listen to a talk by Mary Wild on uncanny film, Elizabeth Dearnley will discuss The Sandman, have your body cast by ceramicist Martha Todd, and enjoy a late-night viewing of our winter exhibition with a glass of gin (on us!).
Don’t forget your mask!