We know that the COVID-19 virus prevented many people from travelling to Berlin to see the two landmark exhibitions: Aby Warburg: Bilderatlas Mnemosyne - the Original, at Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW) curated by Roberto Ohrt and Axel Heil in collaboration with the Warburg Institute; and Between Cosmos and Pathos: Berlin Works from Aby Warburg's Mnemosyne Atlas at the Gemäldegalerie. Additionally, with a new lockdown beginning in Germany this week, the exhibition at HKW has closed one month early. Therefore, we are delighted to present to you a complete virtual tour of these two major exhibitions dedicated to Aby Warburg and his unfinished magnum opus, the Bilderatlas Mnemosyne.

Following the success of these critically acclaimed exhibitions, this digital afterlife allows you to discover them for yourself from wherever you are in the world. 

Take HKW's virtual tour to explore in detail the 63 Bilderatlas panels reconstructed for the first time from Warburg’s original, multi-coloured images. Whilst the Gemäldegalerie's tour allows you to take a close look at their display of an unprecedented collection of 50 objects pictured in Warburg’s Atlas, gathered from 10 of Berlin’s state museums.

In addition to the displays and wall-text you will find welcome videos from the museum directors and exhibition curators, along with expert commentaries on selected objects.
Explore the Virtual Exhibition


Aby Warburg Bilderatlas Mnemosyne: Interview with Exhibition Assistant Lorenza Gay


"Until one actually handles all the photographs that make up the Bilderatlas it is hard to truly understand how many photos there are"

In this blog post, we chatted with Lorenza Gay, an exhibition assistant for the Aby Warburg: Bilderatlas Mnemosyne exhibition at Haus der Kulturen der Welt to find out more about the process involved in the reconstruction of the panels.
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