Sigmund Freud's virtual imaginary dream
The Freud Museum of dreams was opened on 4 November, 1999 during the centenary of the publication of «Interpretation of dreams». The Museum explores the dreams, Freud's theories, his passion to art and antiquities.
Petersburg Museum is linked by ties of kinship to two other Freud's museums – one in Vienna, where the great psycologist worked for several decades, and the second in London, which houses a collection of ancient artifacts.
Unlike museums in Vienna and London, St.Petersburg museum has got no linkes to any specific places where Freud lived, but it relates to his ideas and dreams - ephemeral, virtual, ideal world. It is a Museum of psychoanalysis, the museum of psychic reality, a palimpsest of words and images, feelings and intentions.
Museum of dreams is a total installation. All visible and invisible walls, exhibition surfaces, floors, ceilings are designed and built in a way that permit to move it and redesign according to visitor’s experience and imagination.
The Museum consists of two halls: the introductory room and the hall of dreams, a light room and a dark room, zone of «conscious - preconscious» and zone of «preconscious - unconscious». The first hall shows episodes of the life of the founder of psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud.
The second hall is a virtual space of dreams, the world of images and symbols.
Museum is dedicated to dreams, Freud's theories, his interest in art and collecting of antiquity.