Archives & Exhibits

After recent reorganisation, material relevant to the life of the Paediatrician and Child Psychiatrist, Dr Margaret Lowenfeld, 1890-1973 and her work at the Institute of Child Psychology (much of which is relevant also to the general history of child psychiatry, paediatrics, child and adolescent psychotherapy, and child guidance) is now to be found in three locations:

1. The Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine
183 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE, UK (T +44 (0)20 7611 8722).
Lowenfeld’s papers and correspondence together with material from her Institute of Child Psychology such as photographs, clinical records, and research materials are housed here and have been incorporated into the Library’s indexing system. To access on line search reference PP/LOW at

2. The Science Museum
Exhibition Road, London SW7 2DD, UK (T +44 (0)20 7942 4000)
Displays of objects and materials related to Lowenfeld are to be found in the main medical gallery, ‘The Science and Art of Medicine’, and also in a small exhibition about psychology entitled ‘Mind your Head’.
All the objects and materials (toys, sandtrays, mosaic sets, etc) preserved from Lowenfeld’s Institute of Child Psychology by the Trust have been acquired by the Science Museum (accession nos. 2009-14 t0 2009-38).

3. Centre for Family Research, University of Cambridge
Free School Lane, Cambridge, CB2 3RF, UK (T +44 (0)1223 334510)
The Library from Lowenfeld’s Institute of Child Psychology is housed in the Centre for Family Research. The Trust has continued to support acquisitions to keep it up to date. The library stock can be accessed via the Cambridge University Library Catalogue.

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