Anno O. alias Bertha Pappenheim, the first of Sigmund Freud's recorded cases to be treated with psychoanalytical discussion therapy, was not only a prominent Jewish womens rights activist and protector of women in need, she was also known as a generous collector of lace and cast iron objects. A representative selection of these heterogeneous and yet linked objects which the collector both sold and donated to the MAK is shown here for the first time.
On October 2, 2007 prior to the exhibition opening, a memorial plaque was unveiled on house no. 2, Liechtensteinstraße in the ninth Viennese district, once Bertha Pappenheim's Viennese home (today owned by the Volksbank).
Curator Angela Völker, MAK Curator Textiles and Carpets
Catalogue "LACE AN SO ON ... Bertha Pappenheim's Collections at the MAK" edited by Peter Noever, with contributions by Dagmar Sachsenhofer, Elisabeth Schmuttermeier, Angela Völker and Gudrun Wolfgruber, German/English, paperback, 94 pages, ca. 100 illustrations, MAK/SCHLEBRÜGGE.EDITOR Vienna 2007, 23