Secrets of the Warburg Photo Collection

Event Date: 
17 May 2017

Early Modern Arts Week events at Birkbeck
 

Meet Foyer 43 Gordon Square, 4pm-5pm

Secrets of the Warburg Photo Collection

Dr Paul Taylor (Warburg Institute) will guide this tour of the Warburg Institute’s incomparable collection of photographs of paintings, sculptures, prints and drawings. Initiated in 1887 by Aby Warburg, the collection provides an overview of the subject matter of European and non-European imagery. 400,000 photographs in 18,000 categories fill a whole room with all varieties of gods, heroes, saints, allegories, ancestors, places and things.

Places are limited.