Artelia adds The Warburg Institute to its growing list of cultural clients

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Artelia’s Cost Management team has been appointed to work with The Warburg Institute on transforming its site and making its incredible collections more accessible to a wider audience.

The Warburg Institute leads the world in the study of cultural history and the role of images in culture. It has been part of the University of London since 1944 and its building in Bloomsbury is home to permanent teaching and administrative staff, visiting fellows and readers, and postgraduate students on the Warburg’s MA and PhD programmes. The heart of the Institute is a library containing some 380,000 volumes, photographic collection and archive.

The building has not been substantially updated since it opened in 1958, so major refurbishment and remodelling is required to improve environmental performance and safeguard the Collection through better climate control, storage and security. The Institute wishes to make the building more visible and publicly identifiable as the Warburg and develop exhibition spaces for experimental work by artists, scholars and curators to encourage its wider use.  The range of spaces for study and teaching will also be enhanced, supporting different sizes of groups and different ways of working.

The first phase of the project involves working with the Warburg and design team to prioritise needs and determine budget requirements so that the Institute can establish its fundraising needs.