Da Vinci – Inventions

Created under the auspices of the Museo Leonardo da Vinci – Rome, Italy, and with the assistance of a number of experts in Italy, the Da Vinci – Inventions exhibition brings to life the genius of Leonardo as an inventor, artist, scientist, anatomist, engineer, architect, sculptor and philosopher.

The main differences between Da Vinci – The Genius and Da Vinci – Inventions is scale: the Da Vinci Inventions exhibition offers a smaller footprint and focuses on Leonardo’s inventions and engineering principles.

Working from Leonardo’s codices, Italian Artisans have faithfully crafted interactive and life-size machine inventions. These works include the first concepts of a car, bicycle, helicopter, glider, parachute, SCUBA, submarine, a forerunner to the modern military tank and an ideal city, to name a few.

The exhibit also moves far beyond machine inventions alone, featuring facsimiles of Leonardo’s most famous codices, anatomical studies, Anghiari battle drawings and displays of his renaissance art in actual size.

A high definition recreation of The Last Supper at actual size (29 x 14.5ft) is an impressive display that complements the entertaining and educational animation presentations of the Vitruvian Man and one of Leonardo’s most ambitious projects – the Sforza horse sculpture.

Suitable for all ages, this amazing exhibition provides a fascinating insight into not only the mind of a genius, but also into the fundamental scientific and artistic principles that he discovered. Da Vinci – Inventions is an inspiration for the whole family.’

  • 90+ exquisite pieces in total
  • 65 large scale machine inventions, many interactive
  • 16 themed areas identify the breadth of Leonardo’s work
  • Hands-on interactives encourage tactile learning experiences
  • Explains the theory and objective behind each of Leonardo’s designs
  • Presents analysis and history of Leonardo’s key artworks using engaging and entertaining technologies
  • Highlights the parallels between Leonardo’s work and modern technology and engineering

Exhibition Facts
On Application to Grande Exhibitions
Traveling Exhibition Period
Generally 3-6 Months
Space Required
4,000 – 7,000sqft (Da Vinci Inventions exhibition only)
Ceiling Height
Preferably 15ft and above
Freight Size
2 x 40ft high cube containers
Installation by Grande Exhibition Technicians/Curators
Traveling Exhibition History
Alabama, Baltimore, Bogota, Brussels, Budapest, Buenos Aires, Cali, Cape Town, Caracas, Costa Rica, Edmonton, Florence, Guayaquil, Johannesburg, Macau, Kaohsiung, Kazan, Kiev, Kolding, Kuala Lumpur, La Paz, Lima, Ljubljana, Manchester, Medellin, Melbourne, Moscow, Novosibirsk, Nuremberg, Phoenix, Portland, Prague, Rio de Janeiro, Rome, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, San Juan, Santa Cruz, Santiago, Sao Paulo, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Saint Petersburg, Taipei, Tampa, Tokyo, Vancouver, Venice, Washington D.C., Winnipeg
Past Attendances
Ranges From 20,000 – 60,000 Per Month
Past Sponsors
Ford, Samsung, Visa, Smartone, Coca Cola, Bradesco Bank, Gol Airways, LEGO®, Shun Tak, Macau Ferries, Sew Eurodrive, Institute of Italian Culture, Friends of FAI (National Trust for Italy), Commune Roma, Commune Firenze, Commune Venezia, Italian Consular General, Taiwan Cooperative Bank, 1 First Bank, Lufthansa, Dominos Pizza
Revenue Areas
Tickets, audio guide, official DVD, official exhibition program, merchandise, partnerships, hospitality
Support Materials
Exhibition, merchandise and advertising style guides
Strategic marketing and promotional plans
Press releases
Educational activities guide
Activities booklet
Educational Resources
High resolution still and video imagery for marketing
Curatorial support available

Host Presentation

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