The Warburg Charitable Trust is an independent charity (1110097) established in 1998. It exists to support and promote the mission and strategic objectives of the Warburg Institute and advance education in the history of the classical tradition of the arts and sciences.

The Board of Trustees is chaired by Chris Rossbach and represents a diverse variety of professional skills and backgrounds but with one unifying passion for the Warburg Institute and its continued importance as a place for taking hold of cultural memory and giving it agency.

At such a crucial time in the Institute’s history, the Warburg Charitable Trust has taken great strides to amplify its activity, visibility and support. In particular, the Trust has a significant focus on helping to increase the profile and raise funds for the Warburg Institute in the UK and abroad.

The Trustees play an active role in fundraising efforts for the Institute and particularly the Warburg Renaissance project, supporting the Institute to secure funding from a number of major cultural foundations in the UK, Germany and United States. The Warburg Charitable Trust also operates as an independent vehicle for accepting donations, such as through the Friends of the Warburg.

Trustees regularly provide guidance on strategy, communications, public relations and have helped to organise and support a series of global fundraising events. Most recently, this has included support for the historic exhibitions of Aby Warburg’s Bilderatlas Mnemosyne and its related works in Berlin and the publication of the first facsimile in monumental size.

To get in contact with the Warburg Charitable Trust, please contact

You can also learn more about the Trust by visiting its page on the Charity Commission website.

Meet the Trustees

Chris Rossbach (Chair)
Brendan Finucane QC
Loyd Grossman CBE
Michelle Mahlke
Daniel Peltz OBE
Stuart Roden
Dr Nagila Warburg

Ex-Officio Trustees

Professor Bill Sherman – Director of the Warburg Institute
Professor Jo Fox  - Dean , School of Advanced Study
Professor Richard Wistreich – Chair, The Warburg Institute Advisory Council

Warburg Charitable Trust Annual Accounts

Trustees' Report and Financial Statements 2021/22 PDF 409.37 KB
Trustees' Report and Financial Statements 2020/21 PDF 461.21 KB
Trustees' Report and Financial Statements 2019/20 PDF 276.08 KB
Trustees' Report and Financial Statements 2018/2019 PDF 798.54 KB
Trustees' Report and Financial Statements 2017/2018 PDF 489.58 KB