From December 10th, 2019 the National Museum of Science and Technology hosts the New Leonardo da Vinci Galleries, the world’s largest permanent exhibition dedicated to Leonardo as engineer, humanist and nature explorer.
The project completely revolutionized the historic exhibition dedicated to Leonardo, with which the museum opened to the public in 1953.
The exhibition presents the figure of Leonardo da Vinci as an exceptional man of his time, in constant comparison with his contemporaries, emphasizing his unique traits and the magnitude of his thought.
The museum path follows both chronological and thematic criteria and leads the visitor to immerse himself in the world of the Renaissance, through the different fields of study and research to which Leonardo dedicated himself: from the training in Verrocchio workshop in Florence to the thought of maturity that dwells on the idea of a cosmos governed by universal laws, passing through military engineering projects, the technical solutions studied to improve working and production tools during his first stay in Milano, the flight studies inspired by birds' anatomy, the observation of the Lombardy territory and waterways and his influence in regional painting of the late Renaissance.
Impressive installations, audiovisual and multimedia stations enrich the visit making it even more engaging.
On display also important loans from Pinacoteca di Brera and from the Natural History Museum of the University of Pavia, together with the imposing "torn" fresco of The Last Supper, realized by Fiammenghino and belonging to the Metropolitan City of Milano.
With the support of 70 institutions around the world and an iconographic collection of over 500 images, the Galleries show Leonardo's work in its multiple facets to a diverse audience, offering itself as a reference point with respect to this global icon so famous everywhere, but actually little known.