Leonardo at the London Science Museum in 2016

LdVCertainly a must-see for me, the Science Museum in London is holding a special exhibition, Leonardo da Vinci: The Mechanics of Genius, from 10 February to 4 September next year. Here’s the announcement:

Leonardo da Vinci: The Mechanics of Genius is the internationally-acclaimed, must-see exhibition of 2016.

It’s your chance to investigate both the facts and the misconceptions that surround this great genius of the Renaissance: Was he the period’s only designer of machines? Did all of his designs get fully constructed?

Find out the answers to these questions and many others at a unique exhibition of remarkable prescience, rare beauty and astonishing creativity.

Highlights of the exhibition include:

  • 40 historical models of Leonardo’s inventions including flying machines, diving equipment and weapons
  • Large-scale reproductions of Leonardo’s famous drawings and sketches
  • 13 Interactive games and 10 multimedia installations
  • Modern examples of bio-inspired robotics, aviation and materials technology

You know Leonardo the artist from paintings including The Last Supper and Mona Lisa – now discover Leonardo the brilliant, insatiably curious engineer.

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1 Response to Leonardo at the London Science Museum in 2016

  1. Gary Breinholt says:

    I’m there now (thank you Mark for bringing the exhibition to my attention, via 1510).
    It’s brilliant. Highly.recommended for any Leonardian.
    For a taste check check the video:

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