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. 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

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

Summer Opening Hours:

Open Monday - Friday: 10 - 6 pm

Telephone: +44 (0) 20 78628949

Staff Vacancy: Part-time Cataloguer

The Warburg Institute currently has a vacancy for a Part-time Cataloguer for the Warburg Institute Library, responsible for cataloguing new acquisitions in the Library in various languages. Hours Per week : 17.5 per week (0.5 FTE). Closing Date : 04/09/2016. The cataloguer will be one of a team of two responsible to the Librarian and will work under the day to day direction of the Assistant Librarian (Bibliographic Services and Conservation).  For more information please click here.

Director’s Statement on Brexit

Whether in Germany before 1933, or in Great Britain afterwards, the Warburg Institute has been profoundly committed to European culture in its entirety, and to the analysis of the various non-European strands, particularly Islamic, that have formed it. The notion of any separation of cultures has always been alien to it.

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David Freedberg, Director

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