Give a gift to Sigmund Freud’s ‘old and grubby gods’

Conservator and museum Curator working on an object in the Study

Conservator and museum Curator working on an object in the Study

Much loved, and painstakingly put together by Freud, the antiquities he collected have survived for centuries. But now, many are deteriorating and need urgent care. 

Freud once commented that he was as addicted to collecting as he was to cigars, and amassed over 2,000 objects, ranging from representations of the Greek gods Eros and Athena, to Egyptian gods and Buddha statuettes. The oldest object dates back to 2000 BC. These ‘old and grubby gods’, as he described them, are still on display today, just as he left them.

Preserving this important historical collection is an expensive undertaking, requiring highly specialised conservator skills and technology.

Help save Freud’s ancient gods by making a donation today.

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