Leonardo 500

Leonardo 500 is a series of events marking the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s death, organised and supported by the Italian Cultural Institute, the Warburg Institute, the University of Kent, and the Centre for the Study of Cultural Memory at the Institute of Modern Languages Research.

Exhibition: Aby Warburg's Lectures on Leonardo, 1899

Warburg Institute Library Reading Room
Open to the public: Friday 13 & Monday 16 to Friday 20 December, 10.00am - 4.00pm

A display in the Warburg Institute arranged by students of the Institute’s MA programmes with Eckart Marchand (Bilderfahrzeuge Research Group / Warburg Institute Archive), marking the fifth centenary of Leonardo’s death and the 120th anniversary of Warburg’s first public lecture series. 

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Reading: Aby Warburg’s Leonardo Lectures: A Reconstruction

16 December 2019, 6pm | Warburg Institute

Reader: Professor John Prag (Hon. Fellow, Warburg Institute, Hon. Professor, Manchester Museum and Professor Emeritus of Classics, University of Manchester)

A reading of a special translation – the first in English - of Aby Warburg’s foundational lectures on Leonardo da Vinci, along with an exhibition of items from his original accompanying photographic exhibition. The Warburg Institute holds the finished texts of the lectures, which given in 1899 at the Hamburg Kunsthalle, and all the original exhibition images. This event will be the first hearing of the Leonardo lectures in English, and the first viewing of the exhibition for more than a century.

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