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DaVinci Machines The Exhibition

On January 27, 2024, the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History will open a temporary exhibit, Da Vinci Machines, The Exhibition celebrating the creativity, ingenuity, and incredible feats of engineering of the celebrated thinker of the Renaissance, Leonardo Da Vinci. Featuring thought-provoking and interactive displays of Da Vinci’s famous designs, the exhibit was built by the internationally acclaimed Artisans of Florence. Each machine was hand-crafted using the materials of the time and features informative panels that include images of the original Da Vinci designs.

About the Exhibit

Da Vinci Machines, The Exhibition is an interactive experience with full-size machines constructed after an in-depth study of Da Vinci’s designs by a group of skilled craftsmen. The exhibit includes several ‘machines’ such as the tank, the spring-powered car, the hang glider, and the air screw (a precursor to the helicopter), informative panels including images of the original Da Vinci designs. Also featured are high-quality canvases of Da Vinci’s most famous artworks, including the Mona Lisa, Vitruvian Man, The Last Supper, and The Annunciation.

“Visitors can explore the power of creative genius and the process of invention through this remarkable exhibit,” said Jennifer Hayden, President and CEO of the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History. “The exhibit is perfect for all ages and is especially intriguing for those interested in engineering and problem-solving.”

Da Vinci Machines, The Exhibition will be on display at the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History from January 27 through May 26, 2024.

About Artisans of Florence

Artisans of Florence is a worldwide touring exhibitions company working in partnership with the Museum of Leonardo da Vinci in Florence, pioneering hands-on interactive educational exhibitions since the 1960s. The Florence-based Artisans specialize in reconstructing ancient and lost technology (also known as forensic archaeology) to develop unique and engaging interactive learning experiences for all ages using the techniques and materials relevant to the time. Artisans of Florence have shared the wisdom of classical construction across generations earning numerous awards and accolades for their dedication to their craft. To learn more, visit https://artisansofflorence.com...


Generously sponsored by:

FHL Foundation