Between Oedipus and the Sphinx: Freud and Egypt
This exhibition explores Freud’s enduring fascination with Egypt evident both in his writings and in his collection of antiquities.
Egyptian artefacts form the largest part of Freud’s collection and lie behind his ‘archaeological metaphor’ – one of his most productive methods for exploring the psyche and developing the practice of psychoanalysis.
Freud thought about the archaeology of the mind while advances in professional archaeology and Egyptology were developing. This fascinating new exhibition will bring Freud into dialogue with his contemporary Flinders Petrie, the first UK Professor of Egyptology, comparing their thoughts on archaeology and their respective collections of artefacts.Enter here
7 August 2019 to 27 October 2019