OCTOBER 23 2012 | AUGUST 18 2013
Forty historic models of Leonardo da Vinci’s machines from the Museum collection on display at Paris’s historical and interactive exhibition devoted to Leonardo.
Created and delivered by Universcience in cooperation with the National Museum of Science and Technology Leonardo da Vinci and the Deutsches Museum of Monaco.
Within the context of the international relationships cemented between these three important cultural institutions, an important historical and interactive exhibition devoted to Leonardo has been in preparation for over two years. It will be presented for the first time at the Citè des Sciences et de l’industrie on October 23rd 2012.
Da sinistra Jean Botti, Chief Technical Officer di EADS, Fiorenzo Galli, Direttore Generale del Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia, Claudie Haigneré, Presidente di Universcience
The display will enable the great public to discover Leonardo da Vinci’s scientific-technological output, focusing on his method of work as well as the boundaries with the historical and technological context of his time. Forty historic models from the National Museum of Science and Technology alongside with interactive and multimedia points will be the underlying theme, enabling visitors to explore the evolution of Leonardo’s career, both as an engineer and a technologist.
Curiosity, learning desire, observation of nature, flexible and transversal thinking allowed Leonardo to investigate the universe and its laws. To what extent can current research be inspired by his method of work today, and how can nature lead to innovation? These questions are the starting point for the "contemporary counterpoints" of the exhibition, where it will be possible to learn interesting examples of research in current biomimetics.
The exhibition supervised by Claudio Giorgione, curator of the Leonardo Art and Science department of the Museum and by Éric Lapie, curator of the Cité des Sciences et de l’industrie, is developed in six thematic areas that explore Leonardo’s personality through historic models, interactive multimedia, exhibits and animations:
During the period of the exhibition visitors of the Museum will be able anyway to explore the historic models on display, which give the chance to go through the main technical-scientific domains studied by Leonardo, through the interpretation of his drawings.