fAABI were delighted to host a trip to the Freud Museum on the 21st of January, an offsite event that was enjoyed by all eleven attendees.
Having just watched ‘A Dangerous Method’ during Movie Night, a trip to the Freud Museum was more than relevant. The movie highlighted Freud’s escape from Vienna to his residence in London in 1938, which became the home and final resting place of the founder of psychoanalysis.
Attendees found that ‘’the link between the movie and the trip was really fascinating! I loved seeing the way they connected.”
Following on from the movie, fAABI organised a tour of the Freud Museum, seeing it as a great opportunity to learn more about one of the most influential and controversial thinkers of his time. Attendees met at Finchley Road Underground station at 10:45am, and made their way to the Freud Museum by 11am.
Guests were able to see key elements of the movie come to life while they strolled around the museum. One visitor notes, “I never knew Freud and psychoanalysis was so interesting.” The guided tour not only explored Sigmund Freud and his theories, but also the landmark contributions of Anna Freud, the daughter of Freud, to psychoanalysis and education. Attendees were also lucky to view a new exhibition at the Freud Museum which explored the connection between Salvador Dali and Freud, focusing on the extensive influence of Freud on Dali.
Overall, the trip was a great success and attendees “really enjoyed it and would love to come back’’. The trip would not have happened if it were not for the kindness of The Freud Museum who facilitated the trip free of charge.
Discover the story of psychoanalysis and check current exhibitions at www.freud.org.uk.