The exhibition presents Leonardo da Vinci as an inventive genius far ahead of his time. More than 110 facsimiles and 30 models as well as interactive multimedia units provide insight into Leonardo‘s unimaginably rich and diverse inventive and scientific work. The numerous working models range from fascinating inventions like a fully functional parachute to war machines of exotic appearance as well as incredibly forward-looking studies for an automobile and an instrument for accurate time-keeping. Visitors may touch these models and make them work and, in so doing, learn about and come to understand the “anatomy of machines”.

 

exhibition objects: 110 facsimiles, 25 models and 12 interactive Multimedia-Stations

exhibition space: 800 sqm
catalogue: Softcover in 3 languages (French, German, English), Hardcover in 2 languages (Italian, English)
 
exhibition venues since 2001:
Automobil Forum Unter den Linden, Berlin, Germany, 09.10.01 - 18.11.01
Fondation Pierre Gianadda, Martigny, Switzerland, 19.03.02 - 20.10.02
Weltkulturerbe Völklinger Hütte, Saarland, Germany, 31.10.02 - 31.03.03
Magazzini del Cotone, Genoa, Italy, 15.11.03 - 28.03.04
Aktionsforum Praterinsel, Munich, Germany, 11.12.04 - 28.03.05
Ladopoulos Exhibition Hall, Patras, Greece, 09.01.06 - 02.04.06
Sofia Municipal Museum, Bulgaria, 11.01.07 - 25.03.07
BASF-Gallery, Schwarzheide, Germany, 25.01.08 - 09.03.08
Municipality of Gouves, Crete, Greece, 01.04.09 - 18.10.09
New Castle Meersburg, Germany, 29.05.10 - 30.09.10
Mylos Cultural Center, Thessaloniki, Greece, 05.02. - 05.06.11
Schloss Britz, Berlin, Germany, 17.02. - 16.06.13
Kunsthaus Kaufbeuren, Germany 20.07.13 - 12.01.14
visitors: (update 04/2011) 1.995.766
 
The exhibition is available.