July 5, 2016 free entrance from 6.30 pm to 11.30 pm.
The Museum opens its doors to the entire city during the
24th General Conference of ICOM (International Council of Museums), taking place in Milan from 3 to 9 July 2016.
A special night to discover collections, experiment in interactive workshops and enjoy the evening in the sixteenth century monastery cloisters.
Immerse yourself in the world of the Enrico Toti submarine with its periscope, sonar and watertight chambers to experience the adventures of sailors. Discover the artistic techniques used in Leonardo da Vinci’s time or venture between new foods, DNA and other main ingredients of our diets.
Keynote lecture by Pietro Cesare Marani: Leonardo da Vinci and the unity of knowledge.
Professor Marani will hold a lectio magistralis presenting recent studies on Leonardo and on the
conception of unitary knowledge. Second event of the cultural program linked to the
exhibition Confluence,exploring the foundations of the unity of culture at the origin of the Museum’s
establishment and of its contemporary mission.
Welcome greetings: Fiorenzo Galli, General Director of the Museum.
from 6.30 pm to midnight
Don’t miss the chance to explore all our collections and discover our highlights. Collect at the entrance your copy of the “Museum highlights” trail and find out more about 20 unforgettable stories on discoveries, records and witnesses that intrigue us for their power and uniqueness or for their deep-roots in our everyday habits. To find your way in the galleries use the Museum map.
from 6.30 pm to midnight| CAVALLERIZZE
tours every 20 minutes (max 25 participants per visit)
After 20 years, the great Triennale di Milano International Exposition is back.
On show at the Museum: Afghanistan, Albania, Democratic Republic of Algeria, Republic of Croatia, Germany, Greece, Italy / Caimi Brevetti, Lebanon, Lithuania, Myanmar, Portugal.
from 6.30 pm to midnight | first cloister
From 8 PM to 8.30 PM: meeting with photographer Marco Lanza and curator Luca Farulli.
On show until the 9th of October, 35 pictures taken by photographer Marco Lanza in the warehouses of major Italian museums. Among the portrayed museums is also our Museum, with more than 9000 square metres of storage spaces.
from 6.30 pm to midnight | second cloister
Curated by Wikimedia Italia in collaboration with ICOM Italia.
On show until the 4th of September, the winning pictures from the last Italian edition of Wiki Loves Monuments, the biggest photographic contest in the world, inviting everyone to photograph the cultural heritage of each one’s own country.
+8 | SECOND CLOISTER
Find out more about artistic practices in Leonardo da Vinci’s time.
+8 | TINKERING ZONE
Here you draw using light instead of pencils and pastels: a camera, darkness and some practice will be your tools.
+8 | I.LAB GENETICS
Engage with the diversity of plants, their differences and likenesses; find out how much water apple trees and tulips need and how they behave to overcome their own limits.
+8 | I.LAB BIOTECHNOLOGY
Look at the world from a very close perspective, to know what is alive and what is not through the use of microscopes, lenses and phones.
+8 | I.LAB NUTRITION
Use vitamins to create colourful patterns in milk and understand their differences.
+8 | SUBMARINE FROM 8 PM TO 9 PM (MAX 100 PLACES) • FROM 9 PM TO 10 PM (ICOM DELEGATES)
Walk on board the submarine to experience the emotions felt by sailors during their navigation. Collect your ticket starting from 7 PM directly at submarine entrance.
FROM 6.30 PM TO 10 PM | RAIL TRANSPORT BUILDING
Association PlatinumBallet, choreography by Enzo Spadafero.
Momenti di coreografia a sorpresa in cui tutto è movimento, tutto prende ritmo come danzatori in un unico viaggio.
AT 6.30 PM AND AT 8.30 PM | FIRST CLOISTER
Members of the Carisch chamber orchestra play Antonio Vivaldi op.10 Flute Concertos.
Solo: Norma Regina Marazzi.
FROM 7 PM TO 10.30 PM | RAIL TRANSPORT BUILDING
Hosted by Massimo Cordovani, Paolo Cavallotti and Elisabetta Pogliani
Readings of theatrical pieces about railway journeys and trains, combined with live music.
FROM 7.30 PM TO 10.30 PM | SALA DELLE COLONNE
Hosted by the Cultural Association "Società di Danza Milanese", directed by Maestro Fabio Mòllica
Dances, music and stage costumes recalling the great dances taking place in the European salons of the 1800s.
FROM 8 PM TO 10.30 PM | SALA CONTE BIANCAMANO
Hosted by Associazione Guido Ucelli-Amici Museo della Scienza e della Tecnologia
The Ferrario-Sportiello Quartet: Alfredo Ferrario - clarinet, Rossano Sportiello - piano, Marco Roverato - double bass, Vittorio Sicbaldi - drums.
FROM 10.30 PM TO MIDNIGHT | RAIL TRANSPORT BUILDING
Joe Victor‘s performance ranging from pop to blues, from gospel to American folk.
Gabriele Mencacci Amalfitano - voice and guitar, Valerio Almeida Roscioni - voice and keyboard, Michele Amoruso - bass, Mattia Bocchi - drums and percussions.
Spritz and beer from happy hour to closing time.
Mediterranean menu including pizza and fried tastings.
Savoury lasagne: try the classical recipe or the modern interpretation with unusual and tasty combinations.
Club sandwich and refreshing centrifuges for a tasty light dinner.
Bufala Caprese Dop and other specialties based on products made with Buffalo milk.
Handmade ice-cream produced using high quality ingredients, with possible variations for vegans, celiac conditions and lactose intolerances.