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Anna Freud and the Conscience of Society

18 April 2019

£8 – £10

Freud Museum, London

Drawing on a wealth of still and video archival materials, this new digital exhibit brings to life the fascinating intersection of psychoanalysis and education.

Out of the cultural and political ferment of inter-war Vienna emerged the Hietzing School, founded in the 1920s by Anna Freud and Dorothy Tiffany Burlingham. The original impulse, however, occurred in Budapest, on September 28 1918, when Sigmund Freud asserted that “the conscience of society will awake.” Anna Freud was present for one of the most consequential papers of Freud’s career, and from that day forward, she pursued a life of teaching and discovery that merged psychoanalysis, research on child development and programs designed to meet the educational and psychological needs of the young child.

The breadth of the film’s images come from a range of private and public collections in Europe and America, and narrative is drawn from her own writing on theory and practice, from the 1920s through the 1960s, from Vienna to London.


Ticket includes entrance to the Museum

Free to Members and Patrons


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