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 

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

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