Curator’s Blog Category

Freud and his Cigars

Sigmund Freud was honest about his addiction to smoking cigars. Here we look at how his addiction began, what he said about it and his smoking paraphernalia.

Freud At Home

For Freud, home was always a live/work space. In this new series we’ll be looking at where Sigmund Freud and his family lived and worked.

The Sandman

E.T.A. Hoffmann’s short story The Sandman (1816) has spooked and inspired many with its troubling tale of the folkloric Sandman who haunts the protagonist Nathaniel.  This blog post is about this well-known story that Freud references in his 1919 essay ‘The Uncanny’, looking at why it was such an apt and powerful inspiration for Freud […]