The Warburg Institute

The Warburg Institute is one of the world’s leading centres for studying the interaction of ideas, images and society. It is dedicated to the survival and transmission of culture across time and space, with a special emphasis on the afterlife of antiquity. Its open-stack Library, Photographic Collection and Archive serve as an engine for interdisciplinary research, postgraduate teaching and a prestigious events and publication programme.

Decoding the Renaissance: 500 Years of Codes and Ciphers

The purpose of this short course will be to offer a systematic introduction to secret communication.

Unlocking Archives Short Course

A one-week course and study day unlocking the secrets of archives and art collections, organised by the Colnaghi Foundation and the Warburg Institute

Renaissance Lives

A series of conversations discussing the ways in which individuals transmitted or changed the lives of traditions, ideas and images.

A Material World

An event series that focuses on the reconstruction of life in the past through objects and materials, the people who made them and the people who used them.

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