75th anniversary of Sigmund Freud's death
Sigmund Freud made numerous private and business trips in his lifetime. To mark the 75th anniversary of his death on 23 September 2014, the exhibition in the Sigmund Freud Museum ranges from Freud's first trip (the relocation) from Pribor to Vienna via his tours to ancient sites in Italy and Greece and a presentation trip to the East Coast of the USA, to his emigration to London. Documents, souvenirs and photographs of his stays can be seen for the first time.
The period from the middle of the 1890s to the beginning of the First World War in 1914 marks the highpoint of Freud's travels. Family holidays lasting several weeks in the Austrian Alps and in Bavaria were usually followed by extended tours accompanied by family members or colleagues. His travels also took him to Croatia, England and the Netherlands. In 1938, he fled with his family from the National Socialists via Paris to London, where he died on 23 September 1939. Freud's holidays as well as travel impressions from childhood influenced the formation of his theories and represent an important factor in the development of psychoanalysis.
The exhibition is also dedicated to two lesser-known family members: Alexander Freud (1866-1943) was considered one of the leading railway experts of the Monarchy and regularly accompanied his brother Sigmund. Harry Freud (1909-1968) was Sigmund's nephew and between 1932 and 1939 traveled to those European cities previously visited by his uncle, in order to document them in photographs.
Freud's Travels. Cultural experiences – psychoanalytical thinking
7 March 2014 – 4 October 2015
Sigmund Freud MuseumBerggasse 19, 1090 Wien