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Warburg Library Travel Grants

17 July 2019
Applications are now open for the Warburg Library Travel Grants. The Warburg Library is a research library providing support for students, academics and a national and international scholarly community. Short-Term Library Fellowships are available to scholars at all levels and all nationalities, including PhD candidates. The stipend will be a fixed sum of  £1,000.

Ways of Seeing Florence

26 June 2019
Aby and Mary Warburg with Alfred and Anna Doren, Florence 1898 We are pleased to announce a joint organised Studienkurs (study course) at the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florence, titled  Ways of Seeing Florence .  Archives, Autopsies and Art Historical Research in Italy around 1900,  which will run from 23 - 29 September 2019.

Warburg Renaissance project update

2 May 2019
  Architectural model of the lecture theatre The Warburg Renaissance project will provide the foundations for the Institute’s continued success, influence and cultural reach for many years to come. A complete renovation of the Institute’s iconic building in the heart of Bloomsbury will fulfil the vision of Aby Warburg and finish architect Charles Holden’s never completed courtyard to create perhaps the greatest concentration of colleges, libraries and museums in the world.

A Vision for Europe: Academic Action and Responsibility in Times of Crises

25 April 2019
We are delighted to announce the Arts and Humanities Research Council-funded research network,  A Vision for Europe: Academic Action and Responsibility in Times of Crises , led by Principal Investigator Mick Finch ( Central Saint Martins UAL ), with Co-Investigator Joanne Anderson (The Warburg Institute) and Project Partner Johannes von Müller ( Bilderfahrzeuge: Aby Warburg's Legacy and the Future of Iconology ).

The Art Newspaper | London’s Warburg Institute launches £14.5m expansion to revive the 'science of culture'

24 April 2019
  “ We have the opportunities - architectural, financial and intellectual - not just to preserve the Warburg as an international beacon for interdisciplinary scholarship but to give it a more public role for the future. ” - Bill Sherman The Art Newspaper has published an article about the exciting development plans and future of the Warburg Insitute, including information on the proposed new public facilities and news of our major donation from Hamburg-based Hermann Reemtsma Stiftung.  Read the article

Warburg Renaissance project to be supported by Hermann Reemtsma Stiftung

11 April 2019
In an important step towards the redevelopment of the Warburg Institute building on Woburn Square, the Hermann Reemtsma Stiftung provided a generous lead donation of £1m for the visionary Warburg Renaissance project. The extensive plans for the redevelopment of the Warburg Institute will revive and extend Aby Warburg’s vision to shape the future of cultural memory and complete architect Charles Holden’s unfinished 1950s building in the heart of Bloomsbury.

The Warburg Institute receives Museo Liceo Egipcio of Education Award

12 March 2019
The Warburg Institute is delighted to have received the Museo Liceo Egipcio of Education Award - the first Award for services in Education given by the Museo Liceo Egipcio. The deciding committee said of the Insitute: " Since its founding in the 1920s by Aby Warburg and Fritz Saxl, this institution has become a beacon of world studies on the Renaissance. With an integrating and interdisciplinary vision that transmits for decades its numerous students and enriches with it the panorama of artistic, historical and humanistic studies ." 

Open Day Spring 2019

20 February 2019
  On Thursday 21 March , join us to learn about the programmes we offer, meet our staff and current students, discover the Institute’s collections and find out what it’s like to study at The Warburg Institute.  The Warburg Institute is one of the world’s leading centres for studying the interaction of ideas, images and society. It is dedicated to the survival and transmission of culture across time and space, with special emphasis on the afterlife of antiquity.

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