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© Sociedade Amigos do Museu de Imagens do Inconsciente, Studio de modélisation créé par Nise da Silveira au Centre psychiatrique en 1946

Nise da Silveira Personal Archive

Registration year: 2017
Submission year: 
2016
Collection ID: 
2016-39

The Nise da Silveira Personal Archive is a collection of documents consisting of approximately 8,000 items, including textual, iconographic, bibliographic and press documents produced and gathered during the course of psychiatrist Nise da Silveira’s professional and personal activities. 

Nise da Silveira carried out her professional activity mainly at the National Psychiatric Center, where she founded the Occupational Therapy Section, which in 1952 gave rise to the Museu de Imagens do Inconsciente [Museum of Images of the Unconscious], today’s largest museum of its kind in the world. She introduces occupational therapy and activities of artistic expression in the treatment of psychiatric disturbances and became a pioneer in Brazil in the use of animals in therapy. Nise da Silveira corresponded with Swiss psychiatrist Carl G. Jung, and was responsible for the introduction of Jungian psychology in Brazil. She also created Casa das Palmeiras, a rehabilitation clinic, on an outpatient basis, for patients discharged from psychiatric institutions, the first of its kind in Brazil.

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© Sociedade Amigos do Museu de Imagens do Inconsciente, Handwritten letter addressed to C. G. Jung
Handwritten letter addressed to C. G. Jung
© Sociedade Amigos do Museu de Imagens do Inconsciente

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© Sociedade Amigos do Museu de Imagens do Inconsciente, Manuscript of the book O Mundo das Imagens [The World of Images]
Manuscript of the book O Mundo das Imagens [The World of Images]
© Sociedade Amigos do Museu de Imagens do Inconsciente

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© Sociedade Amigos do Museu de Imagens do Inconsciente, Nise da Silveira and the painters in the open air
Nise da Silveira and the painters in the open air
© Sociedade Amigos do Museu de Imagens do Inconsciente

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© Sociedade Amigos do Museu de Imagens do Inconsciente, Nise da Silveira and C. G. Jung at the inauguration of the exhibition of the Museu de Imagens do Inconsciente in Zürich, 1957
Nise da Silveira and C. G. Jung at the inauguration of the exhibition of the Museu de Imagens do Inconsciente in Zürich, 1957
© Sociedade Amigos do Museu de Imagens do Inconsciente

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© Sociedade Amigos do Museu de Imagens do Inconsciente, Modeling studio, created by Nise da Silveira at the Psychiatric Center in 1946
Modeling studio, created by Nise da Silveira at the Psychiatric Center in 1946
© Sociedade Amigos do Museu de Imagens do Inconsciente

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© Sociedade Amigos do Museu de Imagens do Inconsciente, Painting studio created by Nise da Silveira at the Psychiatric Center in 1946
Painting studio created by Nise da Silveira at the Psychiatric Center in 1946
© Sociedade Amigos do Museu de Imagens do Inconsciente
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