The House in Maital 4 where Moreno lived for 6 years (1919-1925) has been somewhat preserved through the years. J. L. Moreno asked a lawyer in the 60ies to buy the house but it was not possible. Back in the mid-eighties a first offer was made to the owner under the leadership of René Marineau and Karoline Hochreiter to acquire the house and to transform it into a training center. Unfortunately, the project did not materialize, the house has been still rented to a local citizen.
Since that time, many projects were presented, and in spite of the material deterioration of the house, an ongoing effort from the psychodrama community kept the project alive. Michael Wieser, was particularly involved and perseverant. Many of us preserve the memory of the famous "bricks" made of the symbolic drawing of the house, donated by the author, the Brazilian artist Carlos Meira.
Along the way, The Moreno Project, under the leadership of Georg Woeber, introduced by Michael Wieser, aimed at creating a private university was in the making in 2007 and 2008. The main thrust of this endoevour was to create a Center for research and education around the personalities of J. L. Moreno and Karl Popper. This project did not materialize either.
Here are some steps of this important path that led up to the constitution of our Association in 2014.
Jakob L. Moreno’s House in Bad Vöslau near Vienna should be adapted as a Museum. A project team is planning to buy the House and it’s garden in Maital. Make your donation for this unique project.
Dear Friends of the Moreno-Museum Project!
After several tries since 1969 to get the House in Maital, the Moreno house group still goes on to collect money to buy the house. Please support us!
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Project Team until 2014!
WORKSHOP "SOULDRAMA® IN AUSTRIA"
Sept. 26-29, 2013, Bad Vöslau, Austria
An International Co-Creation to Keep Moreno's Spirit Alive!
Acting Your Inner Music:
Musik in Psychodrama und Gruppentherapieprozessen. Fundraising Seminar 21. bis 23. 9. 2007 im Kurort Bad Vöslau, NÖ
we’re preparing English version
Moreno Revival in Bad Vöslau?
Since a long time there are speculations about a Moreno Museum in Bad Vöslau. Now the Federation of European Psychodrama Training Organisations thought about this idea. Maybe they will be a congress in Bad Vöslau in 2005. Dr. Michael Wieser from the University in Klagenfurt states: “ Yes, we think of having a congress in Bad Vöslau, a perfect place for this would be the Kursalon. I want to setup a Museum in Morenos House in Maital. Also there are ideas of name a street after Moreno. Bad Vöslau seems to be interested in founding a Museum. Moreno came to Bad Vöslau in 1918. He spent some time in Vienna, were he – among other things - founded a Theatre-Group for laities and professional actors (one of them Hollywood Actor Peter Lorre)
(Abstract - original German version by Peter Selb aus: Badener Zeitung, March 4th 2004)
Symposium zum 100.Geburtstag in Baden und Bad Vöslau
original German version by Grete Leutz from Gruppenpsychother.Gruppendynamik 25 (1989)
we’re preparing English version
Moreno’s son visits the first domain of his father
Bad Vöslau - Prof. Jonathan Moreno was happy and affected, when he visited Bad Vöslau in July. They showed him a picture of the time, when his father practiced medicine in Bad Vöslau.
Prof. Moreno, who teaches Philosophy at the University in Philadelphia, was touched by the fact, that Bad Vöslau did not forget about his father, even if only a small amount of the people living in Bad Vöslau, have personal memories of the doctor, especially the children, loved. He came to Bad Vöslau in 1918 and stayed there until 1925. He died in 1974. Gertrude Selb remembers that Moreno formed a Improvisation Theatre Group and there were rumours existing, that he publisht a journal called “ The new Daimon” together with Peter Altenberg and Franz Werfel. She also can remember his house and ordination. But also the official Austria has not forgot about Moreno. In 1969 he received the golden doctorate of the University of Vienna for his duties and soon there will be a Museum in his old house.
(Abstract - original German version by Waltraut Leitner, aus: Badener Zeitung, July 19th 1984, S.10)