The Warburg Institute is the premier institute in the world for the study of cultural history and the role of images in culture. It is cross-disciplinary and global. It is concerned with the histories of art and science, and their relationship with superstition, magic, and popular beliefs. Its researches are historical, philological and anthropological. It is dedicated to the study of the survival and transmission of cultural forms – whether in literature, art, music or science – across borders and from the earliest times to the present.

Find us:

The Warburg Institute, Woburn Square, London UK  WC1H 0AB 

Open Monday - Thursday: 10 - 8 pm

Friday: 10 -  6 pm

Saturday: 10 - 4 pm.

Telephone: +44 (0) 20 78628949

Complete-day videos for the AbyWarburg 150 Conference are available here:

(single talks will become available later on our youtube channel)

Monday 13 June Day 1

Tuesday 14 June Day 2

Wednesday 15 June Day 3

In setting out the historical, psychological, anthropological and political dimensions of art and culture, the work of Aby Warburg underlines the continuing relevance of the humanities today

David Freedberg, Director

 BBC3 Sunday 26 Jun 2016 18:45

Sherlock, Sigmund and Signor Morelli - BBC3 Sunday Feature

Acclaimed author and game writer, Naomi Alderman , brings to life the long-overlooked tale of how art historian Giovanni Morelli (1816-1891) formulated a new theory of attribution in the visual arts - through his close analysis of detail. Is that a Botticelli ear, or a Titian ear? In discussion amopngst others with Warburg Institute Director David Freedberg and Librarian Raphaele Mouren