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Fondazione Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci
The National Museum of Science and Technology “Leonardo da Vinci”
The National Museum of Science and Technology “Leonardo da Vinci”, the largest science and technology museum in Italy, opened on the 15th of February 1953.
I’ts housed in an early XVI century Olivetan monastery in the centre of the city, covering a surface of 50,000 sqm. In the course of its history the Museum has collected and exhibited objects, machinery and evidence that retrace the key phases of scientific and technological evolution, with a special focus on Italian heritage.
The Museum is named after Leonardo da Vinci, a symbol of the correlation between artistic and scientific-technological culture. The tribute to Leonardo aims to highlight this concept as well as the strong connection between the Museum and the city.
Collections and interactive laboratories (i.labs) are organised into Temathic dedicated areas (Materials, Transport, Energy, Communication, Leonardo – Art and Science, New Frontiers, Science for Young Children) that retrace the evolution of science, technology and society.
Today the Museum is an active laboratory where innovative cultural projects and management methodologies are constantly investigated. It is a place where citizens meet the scientific community.
The institution offers guided tours to the historical collections, interactive labs, scientific events, special projects, exhibitions, theatre performances, conferences, meetings, concerts, training courses, days and evenings dedicated to other institutions, companies and citizens.
Representative:Sara Calcagnini (calcagnini@ museoscienza.it)