The Warburg Institute runs an active programme of lectures. All of which are free and open to everyone (unless otherwise stated).
Following advice from the University of London we are postponing all our events until the end of May 2020 in the first instance.
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Curatorial Conversations

Curatorial Conversations is our ongoing lecture series which invites museum directors and curators from around the world to share their knowledge and experience.

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Maps and Society Lecture Series

A series of lectures in the history of cartography

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Refugee Art Dealers in England in the 1930s - 1940s

24 March, 5.30pm - 7pm -  POSTPONED​

Speaker: Michael Kauffmann (Professor Emeritus, Courtauld Institute and Honorary Fellow, Warburg Institute)

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Circular Thinking Lecture

26 March, 6pm - 7.30pm POSTPONED​

Speaker: Professor Robert Bork, University of Iowa: 'Circles Below the Surface: The Role of the Compass in Premodern Creativity'

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Nature’s Orphan: Humankind, from Pliny to Shakespeare to the Anthropocene

28 April, 5.30pm - 7pm POSTPONED​

Speaker: Laurie Shannon (Franklyn Bliss Snyder Professor of English Literature, Northwestern University and Visiting Fellow, Warburg Institute)


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Sculpture and Representation: Gombrich, Wollheim and the Challenge of Sculpture

12 May, 5.30pm - 7pm POSTPONED

Speaker: Malcolm Baker (Professor Emeritus, University of California, Riverside)


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