Certainly 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.