Discover the works of Leonardo da Vinci in the most important interactive and interdisciplinary exhibit ever dedicated to the Italian genius, both as artist and as inventor.
With 500.000 visitors, it is one of the most attractive exhibitions in Italy and it allows visitors to appreciate the many sides of Leonardo da Vinci’s technical and artistic production in a new multimedia way. With interactive stations, fully functioning machines made from studying Leonardo’s manuscripts, unprecedented physical reconstructions, digital restorations and three-dimensional reconstructions of Leonardo’s artistic creations the exhibit is unique and extremely instructive.
Manuscript B, the Codex on Flight and the Codex Atlanticus, which include most of Leonardo’s technological, scientific and engineering studies, were used as sources to reconstruct the works of the great genius. Manuscript analysis led to the first-time recreation of machines like the Harpsichord-Viola, the Mechanical Lion, the Submarine, the Rapid-Fire Crossbow and the Great Kite, among many others.
The exhibit allows visitors to consult Leonardo’s writings in a digital format and to interact with his inventions in totally new and engaging ways, including some just for kids like Leonardo’s Workshop – in which they can assemble Leonardo’s various inventions and print an inventor’s certificate – or the Self-Supporting Bridge, which they can assemble out of wooden parts.
As for Leonardo’s artistic production, the digital restoration of the Last Supper allows visitors to investigate and discover details and colors now lost from the famous wall painting in the refectory of the church of Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milan.
All interactive experiences are in both English and Italian and, to make the contents accessible to an international public, the audio guides are available in Italian, English, Russian, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese and Chinese.
This show represents an unique opportunity for families, students, tourists and others to discover something new about Leonardo da Vinci in an original way.