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.

We have lent one of Aby Warburg's photographs of Pueblo pottery from the Archive for the Serpentine Galleries' exhibition Lucy Raven: Edge of Tomorrow

Individual presentations from the AbyWarburg 150 Conference are available from our YouTube channel

Read about the conference from the Times Literary Supplement here

 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