As part of a series of public events related to the Wunderblock exhibition, this informal half-day symposium will explore the historical and contemporary relationships between child psychoanalysis, observation and visual culture. The focus will be on the methodological innovations and clinical legacies of the inter-war and post-war decades, including baby observation, cinematic microanalysis, play technique and the therapeutic use of children’s art.
The morning will include discussion between clinicians. writers and academics, as well as short screenings of rare research films of mother-infant interaction, and an original film montage on the theme of child development by filmmaker Ian Magor. Contributors include Margaret and Michael Rustin, Isobel Pick, Lynda Nead, Dagmar Herzog, Katie Joice, Sarah Marks and Daniel Pick.
Tickets includes free entry on the day to the Museum and Emma’s ‘Wunderblock’ exhibition (usual price £9).