The exhibition presents Leonardo da Vinci as an inventive genius, far ahead of his time. More than 110 facsimiles and 25 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: 119 facsimiles, 25 models and 12 interactive Multimedia-Stations

Exhibition space: 800 sqm

Catalogue: German, English, French, Italian    

 

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 
Fondation Pierre Gianadda, Martigny, Switzerland: 12.04.2003 - 02.11.2003
Magazzini del Cotone, Genua, Italy: 15.11.2003 - 28.03.2004
Aktionsforum Praterinsel, Munich, Germany: 11.12.2004 - 28.03.2005
Fondation Pierre Gianadda, Martigny, Switzerland: 04.04.2005 - 21.10.2005
European Capital of Culture Patras 2006, Pratas. Greece: 09.01.2006 - 02.04.2006
Fondation Pierre Gianadda, Martigny, Switzerland: 14.04.2006 - 27.10.2006
Sofia Municipal Museum, Sofia, Bulgaria: 11.01.2007 - 25.03.2007
Galerie der BASF, Schwarzheide, Germany: 25.01.2008 - 09.03.2008
Municipality of Gouves, Gouves, Crete, Greece: 01.04.09 - 18.10.09
Neues Schloss Meersburg, Meersburg, Germany: 29.05.10 - 30.09.10
Mylos Cultural Center, Thessaloniki, Greece: 05.02. - 05.06.11
Schloss Britz, Berlin, Germany: 17.02.13 - 16.06.13
Kunsthaus Kaufbeuren, Kaufbeuren, Germany: 20.07.13 - 12.01.14
Schloss Augustusburg, Augustusburg, Germany: 01.04.15. - 31.10.15
 
Visitors:  2.030.000 (updated 2016)