Unreasonable Silence: Candida Powell-Williams Tarot Deck and Book Launch

common-editions & The Warburg Institute warmly invites all to the launch of 'Unreasonable Silence' by Candida Powell-Williams. Join us to launch the artist's tarot deck and book, with an evening of drinks and live tarot readings. 

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30 April 2019, 5pm - 7.30pm






Raymond Klibansky and the Warburg Library Network

Celebrating the launch of 'Raymond Klibansky and the Warburg Library Network - Intellectual Peregrinations from Hamburg to London and Montreal'

1 May 2019, 4.30pm - 6.30pm

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Democratising the Grand Tour: Self-reliant Travel and the First Italian Road Atlases in the 1770s

Speaker: Jeremy Brown (PhD student, Department of Geography, Royal Holloway, University of London, and the British Library)

Lectures in the history of cartography convened by Catherine Delano-Smith (Institute of Historical Research, University of London), Tony Campbell (formerly Map Library, British Library), Peter Barber (Visiting Fellow, History, King’s College, formerly Map Library, British Library) and Alessandro Scafi (Warburg Institute). 

No registration required - all welcome.

2 May 2019, 5pm - 6.30pm




A Medium of Sustenance: Photographs and Exhibition Practice at the Warburg Institute 1933-45

Speaker: Dr Johannes von Müller (Bilderfahrzeuge Project, London)

3 May 2019, 5.30pm - 7pm

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‘Working tools almost daily in demand’: The Libraries of John Nichols and His Family

Presented by Julian Pooley, Surrey Museums, Woking

The Nichols family lived and breathed books. They printed them, reviewed them, sold them, borrowed them and collected them. Writing his autobiography in 1850, the architectural historian, John Britton, paid tribute to the ‘Spacious printing office of my venerable and kind friend, John Nichols, who indulged me with the use of many books from his valuable topographical library, but none were to be taken away, for he justly saw them as his working tools almost in daily demand’.

7 May 2019, 5.30pm - 7.30pm

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Sketching Art History: Art Historians’ Drawings as Epistemic Tool

Presented by Jérémie Koering (CNRS/Centre André Chastel)

The purpose of this talk is to show how drawing contributes to the emergence, the production and the transmission of a specific knowledge about artistic objects, by offering a panoramic view of the epistemic potentials of the graphic tool : to document, perceive, compare, classify, analyse, experiment, conceptualise.

22 May 2019, 5.30pm - 7.30pm

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Curatorial Conversations: Directing the Fitzwilliam: Winds of Change

Luke Syson, Director of the Fitzwilliam Museum, in conversation with Michelle O'Malley, Deputy Director and Professor of the History of Art at the Warburg Institute.

Part of Curatorial Conversations; a series of lectures which invites curators from around the world to share their knowledge and experience. The conversation will consider the pleasures and challenges of directing a vibrant museum with an international profile, particularly the questions involved in leading the project to develop the Fitzwilliam’s mission as well as its physical space.

6 June 2019, 5.30pm - 7.30pm

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gombrich lectures

Gombrich Lectures

A series of lectures presented by Professor Kate Lowe, Professor of Renaissance History and Culture, and Co-director of the Centre for Renaissance and Early Modern Studies (CREMS).

More information to follow. Free and open to all. 

18 - 20 June 2019, 5.30pm - 7.30pm

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