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Leonardo Museum

Some of the original machines and models made by the famous Tuscan inventor

Via della Torre, 2

In Vinci, the town where the famous inventor Leonardo was born, there's the main exhibit that collects his models and machines. More than 300 works and objects are on display including documents and sketches which demonstrate the modernity of his ideas. 

The Museum adopts an interdisciplinary approach and combines elements from Leonardo’s life with examples of his work, that's why it is very appropriate for children, too.

The collection includes works and documentary researches about Leonardo as an artist, scientist, inventor and designer, together with ancient original paintings from Leonardo’s workshop such as the Madonna delle Minime and the Magdalene. There are more than 50 models carefully reconstructed according to Leonardo’s projects and winches designed by Brunelleschi for the Dome of Florence construction. You can also see his famous flying machines and even some military constructions like a steam cannon, very innovative at that time.

Leonardo Museum
Leonardo Museum - Credit: Sailko

The museum also contains a video library and Leonardo’s designs for Luca Pacioli’s “De Divina Proportione”. Equipped with 25 seats, the cinema room shows documentary films on demand about Leonardo’s life, work and the places where he lived.

The Palazzina Uzielli, located next to the museum, includes a didactic center, exhibition rooms and a multimedia library. The museum complex includes the Leonardiana Library, with temporary exhibitions that offer educational programs. 

 

Source: museoleonardiano.it

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