THE WARBURG INSTITUTE, incorporated into the University of London in 1944, is the premier institute in the world for the study of cultural history and the role of images in culture.  Initially concerned with the survival of classical antiquity in Renaissance art, its range swiftly expanded.   It is dedicated to the history of ideas, the dissemination and transformations of images in society, and the relationship between images, art and their texts and subtexts, of all epochs and across the globe. As its motto Mnemosyne suggests, it has long been concerned with memory and its transformations across cultures.  Read more...




Late Summer
Bank Holiday

The Institute will close 
on Friday 28 August
at 6.00 pm and re-open
on Tuesday 1 September
at 10.00 am