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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Week 1: Thursday, 22nd February – Friday, 23rd February (2 days)

The Photographic Collection and Archive will be closed on 22nd and 23rd Feb.  Library will be open from 10 am to 6 pm

There may be some disruption to services at the Warburg Institute during these days, and we recommend checking our website before travelling to use the Library, Archive or Photographic Collection. Students should assume their classes are going ahead as planned unless they are advised otherwise.

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Opening times
October to July
Monday to Thursday: 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