The Warburg Institute Library, Photographic Collection and Archive

The Warburg Institute Library contains over 350,000 volumes on a wide range of subjects connected to the survival of the classical tradition, including: history of art, classical art and archaeology; literature, books, libraries and education; religion, history of science and philosophy; cultural and political history.

The Photographic Collection comprises some 300,000 photographs of sculptures, paintings, prints, tapestries and other forms of imagery.

The Archive holds the papers of the Institute’s founder Aby M. Warburg (1866–1929) and of other distinguished scholars closely associated with it from the early days in Hamburg to the present.

The Warburg Institute Library homepage


All the SAS member institutes welcome proposals for the 2015-16 British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships scheme. The deadline for submitting outline applications is 15 September 2015. Further details.


Subscribe to the SAS Newsletter!

August issue: Being Human festival news, Sarah Churchwell, and more! Subscribe now.