Opening Doors | Moving Ideas

Opening Doors | Moving Ideas
31 May 2017, 10.00am - 4.30pm
Short Course
Warburg Institute, Woburn Square, London WC1H 0AB

The Warburg Institute is hosting an open house event on Wednesday 31 May 2017. 'Opening Doors | Moving Ideas' features talks by two colleagues who head our MA programmes: Dr Guido Giglioni, for the MA in Cultural and Intellectual History 1300 – 1650, and Dr Joanne Anderson, for the MA in Art History, Curatorship and Renaissance Culture, which is offered in conjunction with London’s National Gallery.

There will be tours of the famous library including an introduction to its unique classification and arrangement of human culture and expression, and tours of the Aby Warburg archive and photographic collection, which is increasingly of great interest to contemporary artists and scholars of art.

There will be a showing of Judith Wechsler’s film on the life of Aby Warburg, and an informational session on studying at the Warburg and the funding opportunities available.

The event is free of charge. Refreshments and lunch will be provided. Pre-registration is required by clicking on the Book Now link below.



10.00    Registration and tea (Common Room)

10.15    Welcome (Lecture Room)

10.20    Joanne Anderson

            Lecturer and Convener of the MA in Art History, Curatorship and Renaissance Culture

            Slow Art

10.50   Guido Giglioni

            Cassamarca Senior Lecturer in Neo-Latin Cultural and Intellectual History

            and Convener of the MA in  Cultural and  Intellectual History 1300-1650

            Languages: Why bother?

11.20    Film: “Aby Warburg Metamorphosis and Memory”

12.30    Lunch with Warburg staff and students (Common Room)

13.30    Tours (meet in Lecture Room at 13.30 to join tours)

             Archive  -  Library -  Photographic Collection

14.45     Speaker to be confirmed            

15.15     Catherine Charlton, Associate Director, Administration:

              MA & PhD Funding and Course Structures

15.30      Afternoon tea (Common Room)

16.00      Discussion with Warburg staff and students: Studying at the Warburg  Institute

16.30      Close


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