Leonardo da Vinci – im Spiegel seiner Bibliothek

Max Planck Society

Leonardo da Vinci was a tireless, inquisitive reader—owning over 200 books of science and technology, literary, and religious works. Logo MinervaAn exhibition by the Museo Galileo in Florence, the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (Department I), and the Staatsbibliothek Berlin, is to shed new light on the intellectual cosmos of the artist, engineer, and philosopher, who continues to fascinate 500 years after his death. The exhibition, "Leonardo and His Books,“ will open at Museo Galileo from June 6 to September 22, 2019, and move to the Staatsbibliothek Berln in 2020.

The exhibition will be accompanied by a research project on the Codex Forster—a manuscript by Leonardo da Vinci—at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, led by Research Scholar Antonio Becchi.