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.

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

Opening Hours

October to July

Monday to Friday: 9.00 am - 8.00 pm
Friday: 9.00 am - 6.00 pm
Saturday: 10.00 am - 5.00 pm

August and September

Monday to Friday: 10.00 am - 6.00 pm

Telephone: +44 (0) 20 78628949

David Freedberg, Director of the Warburg Institute, lecture series: 'Art, History and Neuroscience: The Work of Art in the Age of Digital Reproducibility'

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