With a central focus in Renaissance studies, "The Warburg Institute is concerned mainly with cultural history, art history and history of ideas". The institute arms at connection cultures through research and "specializes in the influence of ancient Mediterranean traditions on European culture". The Warburg Institute houses an archive, a library, and a photographic collection, and the Institutes full-time staff are committed to preserving, developing, and engaging with these materials. Alongside providing both long-term and short-term research opportunities, the Institute hosts a variety of public lectures, seminars, and colloquia. The Warburg Institute "also offers two, one year, full-time MA Programmes: the MA in Cultural and Intellectual History from 1300 to 1650 and the MA in Art History, Curatorship and Renaissance Culture offered jointly with the National Gallery".