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Exhibition March 13 − June 30, 2019

Leonardo da Vinci. Science to science

The Scuderie del Quirinale Museum in Rome, in conjunction with the National Museum of Technology and Technology Leonardo da Vinci and the Ambrosian Library, offers the public a new vision of Da Vinci's work. Show"Science to Science" considers a network of fruitful cultural ties that permeated engineering, art, and thought of the 15th and 16th centuries.

Ten original drawings by Leonardo are among the more than 200 exhibits, including historical models, precious manuscripts and drawings, rare books, engravings and paintings from prestigious museums in Italy and abroad. The exhibition is divided into sectors, each of which explores a separate area to which Leonardo's thought turned: machines for creating large structures; drawing and perspective as tools for exploring and representing the world; the art of both traditional and modernized warfare; fantastic devices, such as aircraft; mechanical tools for use in manufacturing; reflections on the ideal city and waterways, as well as the re-discovery of the classical world.

A separate section is devoted to Leonardo’s personal library, including the only book recognized as belonging to him, which also contains his handwritten annotations. The exhibition ends with a unique study of the origin and development in time of the myth of Leonardo.