THE COLLECTION

THE COLLECTION



The Museum holds the most important historical collection in the world of machine models based on the academic interpretation of Da Vinci’s drawings. These were manufactured between 1952 and 1956 and created by a group of reputable scholars through a complex work of interpretation. The collection includes more than 130 models connected to Da Vinci’s different fields of interest: from flight to military engineering, from architecture to work machines.
Today these models represent exceptional tools for the study and scientific dissemination of Da Vinci’s technical-scientific work, besides having a unique educational value. The exceptionality of these models rests not only in their contribution to the comprehension of Da Vinci’s drawings but also, more than 60 years later, in their artistic and museological significance.

Architecture and urban planning

Flying machines

 Flying machines 

Aerial screw

Aerial screw
Inv. 9392
Manuscript B

 Flying machines 

Anemometer

Anemometer
Inv. 425
Codex Atlanticus

 Flying machines 

Wing structure

Wing structure
Inv. 5060
Codex Atlanticus

Fortified architecture

Machines and instruments

Military engineering

Navigation and hydraulic engineering