Leonardo Da Vinci: Reflected in His Library

MPG LogoThe exhibition Leonardo's Intellectual Cosmos featured on the Max Planck Society's Newsroom on May 11, 2021. It is organized by the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (MPIWG) in cooperation with Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin and takes place from May 10 to June 28, 2021.

The new exhibition now makes accessible for the first time a selection of the most significant texts that were in Leonardo's possession and were used by him. "The exhibition is providing a glimpse into the laboratory in Leonardo’s head, making it possible for visitors to track his continuous development as an artist and scientist," Director Jürgen Renn explains. Since the original library is lost, the show brings together comparable contemporary editions of Leonardo's books made available by various Berlin libraries, among them the library of the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science.