Sigmund Freud is treated as a modern-day secular saint, complete with devotional texts, worshippers and relics. This poster and the paper accompanying it look at how conservation has contributed to his acquiring this status. They analyse the context of his antiquities collection during his lifetime, after his death as part of his study, which his daughter Anna kept intact, and as part of the Freud Museum today. The aim is to encourage a critical perspective of museum constructs.
The target audience for the poster is a public with an existing interest in Freud and The Freud Museum, comprising museum members, donors, past visitors and subscribers to its newsletter.