We are thrilled to announce the Warburg Institute's reopening on 1 October, 2024, marking the completion of the ambitious £14.5 million Warburg Renaissance building project.

The redesign, led by the renowned architectural firm Haworth Tompkins, includes the addition of a new auditorium, a state-of-the-art centre for special collections, and our first-ever gallery. These enhancements are designed to attract a wider audience, enriching the Institute's already prestigious programme. A highlight of our new gallery space is Edmund de Waal's library of exile, an evocative installation - gifted by the artist in 2020 - that fosters dialogue on books, memory, and migration.

Founded in Hamburg by the visionary scholar Aby Warburg, the Institute and its treasures were rescued from Nazi Germany and relocated to London in 1933. Since joining the University of London in 1944, we have been an integral part of the School of Advanced Study, the UK’s national centre for advanced research in the humanities. With a focus on the 'afterlife of antiquity,' the Institute’s collections, courses, and programmes aim to transcend traditional academic boundaries, promoting a unique exploration of culture across barriers - of time, space and discipline.

The reopening this autumn is not just a renewal of our physical space but a reaffirmation of our mission to serve as a hub for scholarly events and international exhibitions that explore the global history of culture and role of images in society. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Warburg Institute to explore our new spaces and engage with our expanded programmes. 

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