The Warburg Haus, Hamburg is a German interdisciplinary forum for art history and cultural sciences and primarily for political iconography.[1][2] It is dedicated to the life and work of Aby Warburg and run by the University of Hamburg as a semi-independent seminar. "It issues a series of art historical publications directly modeled on the original institution's studies and lectures, and is a sponsor of the reprinted 'Study Edition' released through the Akademie Verlag in Berlin."[3]

Warburg Haus at Heilwigstraße 116

Built in 1926 for the Kulturwissenschaftliche Bibliothek Warburg (KBW) in Heilwigstraße 116, Eppendorf, Hamburg, the Warburg Haus was a center of interdisciplinary research and global exchange in the humanities during the Weimar Republic.[4]

The Warburg Haus helped to shape the thought and work of some of the greatest scholars of the first half of the twentieth century, from Fritz Saxl and Erwin Panofsky to Ernst Cassirer. In 1933, the house was closed and its library shipped to London in order to escape the clutches of the Nazis.[5] The original library is now part of the Warburg Institute in London.

In 1993, the house was acquired by the city of Hamburg and renovated.[6] Since 1995, the building of the "cultural studies library" is used for artistic and cultural research, and art historical seminars, workshops, and colloquiums. In 2001, the archive of the Hamburg-born art historian, William S. Heckscher (1904-1999), was shipped from Princeton to the Warburg Haus.[7][8]

For many years, the German art historian Martin Warnke directed the Center for Political Iconography at the Warburg Haus.[9]

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  1. ^ "Forschungsstelle Politische Ikonographie [Warburg-Haus Hamburg] - Eintrag im Clio-online Web-Verzeichnis Geschichte". 21 June 2010. Retrieved 15 April 2015.
  2. ^ "Warburg Electronic Library". Retrieved 15 April 2015.
  3. ^ J. Duncan Berry (November 2000). ""THE FORTUNES OF ABY WARBURG"". New Criterion: 29–36.
  4. ^ "Warburg-Haus : Über das Seminar : Universität Hamburg". Retrieved 15 April 2015.
  5. ^ "The Warburg Institute: Migration". Retrieved 15 April 2015.
  6. ^ Stephan Schirmer - Schirmer Medienservice (9 July 2007). "Aby Warburg Haus in Hamburg auf - Kultur-Stadtplan von Hamburg (Adresse, Standort, Anfahrt, Telefon, Homepage und Foto)". Retrieved 15 April 2015.
  7. ^ "Warburg-Archiv mit Heckscher-Archiv : Archive : Universität Hamburg". Retrieved 15 April 2015.
  8. ^ Johannes Rößler, Charlotte Schoell-Glass / Elizabeth Sears (2010). "Verzetteln als Methode: Der humanistische Ikonologe William S. Heckscher". Sehepunkte. 10.
  9. ^ "Politische Ikonografie: Was der Hamburger Kunsthistoriker Martin Warnke im Warburg-Haus wiederbelebt hat - Das unbewusste Bildgedächtnis der Menschheit - Kultur & Live - Hamburger Abendblatt" (in German). Retrieved 15 April 2015.

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