Latest Update - Coronavirus

19 March 2020
We have been monitoring the coronavirus situation carefully and planning based on the latest advice from the British government and the University of London. From Thursday 19 March at 4pm the Institute and all of its collections will be closed until further notice in response to official public health advice. Please see our coronavirus FAQs page here. 

The Warburg and Brexit

5 February 2020
The British government and European Parliament have now ratified the agreement that takes the United Kingdom out of the European Union. There are many details to be clarified during the 11-month ‘transition period’ that follows, but we want to reassure our friends, partners and potential students that we will do everything in our power to preserve the activities and values that have made the Warburg Institute an international beacon for interdisciplinary research and teaching.

Peltz Scholarships 2020-21

4 February 2020
Thanks to an increase in support from Daniel and Elizabeth Peltz, we are now able to offer four scholarships for the 2020-21 academic year. The scholarships are open to Home/EU students who are studying full time on either an MA or MRes programme at the Institute. We are extremely grateful for their continued generosity and Daniel Peltz OBE said:  “It is increasingly difficult for students to undertake postgraduate study in arts and humanities due to the lack of funding. We fund the Peltz Scholarship because

Publication - Aby Warburg: Three Lectures on Leonardo 1899

15 January 2020
In 1899 the young Aby Warburg gave a series of lectures on Leonardo in his home town Hamburg. At this point, Warburg lived and researched in Florence, and the lecture series was designed to raise his profile as a private scholar back home, but also, as Warburg’s brother Max put it encouragingly, to give something back to the community. The lectures were designed as an overview of Leonardo’s work and life, and are thus unique in the oeuvre of this scholar who tended to engage with very specific research problems.

MA/MRes Scholarships for 2020-21 announced

29 November 2019
We are delighted to announce that, thanks to the continued generosity of our donors, we are able to offer four MA/MRes Scholarships for the 2020-21 academic year. The American Friends of The Warburg Scholarships (funded by the American Friends of the Warburg Institute) will cover the fees for two students from North America to study on one of the Warburg Institute's  MA/MRes programmes  in 2020-21.

Warburg Institute Open Day December 2019

23 October 2019
On Thursday 12 December 2019, 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.