Frequently Asked Questions
What is the project's overall duration?
The architetctural contest starts in the summer of 2017. Construction is expected to be completed by May 2020.
When will the museum be reopened?
We plan to open the renovated museum in May 2020, around Sigmund Freuds birthday (May 6).
Will the museum be closed when under construction?
Yes. We expect the museum to be closed for up to 12 months, from May 2019 to May 2020.
Will there be a replacement?
Yes. We are looking for locations close to Berggasse 19 in order to informing on and sharing Sigmund Freud's life and work during the closure period.
Will there be scientific events?
Yes. We will reduce our events' programme, but we will host lectures and conferences. The Sigmund Freud Lecture will also take place.
Will the library be closed?
We expect that library and archive will have to be closed temporarily. We will provide an update as soon as we have more information.
What is the amount necessary to undertake this project?
To renovate, enlarge and redsign the Sigmund Freud Museum, we need 3.94 million euros in total. Our own reserves and public means already confirmed total approximately 2.9 million Euros. The remaining funds needed is 1 million Euros.
What will happen to my contribution?
Your contribution will be used for the renovation and reorganisation of the Sigmund Freud Museum.
Why does the Sigmund Freud Museum need contributions?
The Sigmund Freud Museum is operated by the Sigmund Freud Foundation, a foundation without a financial endorsement. The city of Vienna supports the museum with an annual grant, the library and events' programme also receive public grants. Altogether, 25% of the activities at Berggasse 19 are funded by the public, The other 75% are provided by shop and admission income as well as sponsorships and donations.
Over 100,000 visitors per year make it possible with their admission fee and shop spendings to conduct the exhibition and science programme at Berggasse 19. The cost for such a big project as "Sigmund Freud Museum 2020" cannot be covered by the annual income.
Can I contribute smaller or bigger sums to the Sigmund Freud Museum?
We are grateful for any contribution. Our bank data is listed under the "Support" page, you can also choose from the categories provided. If you plan to contributemore than 10,000 Euros, please contact us directly: email@example.com or +43-1-3191596-23
Do the City of Vienna or the Republic of Austria support the project?
Yes, the City of Vienna and the Austrian government confirmed to support the project with 2.5 million Euros.
Is my contribution tax-deductible?
Contributions to the Sigmund Freud Foundation are deductible for Austrian citizens. If you are U.S. resident, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org - Freud Foundation U.S. is a registered 501(c)3 organization in the state of New York.
Contact: Sigmund Freud Foundation, Berggasse 19, A-1090 Vienna, email@example.com, T: +43 1 319 15 96-23