Leonardo Da Vinci – Nunziante
Uniq Müseum Istambul

Leonardo Da Vinci – Nunziante
Uniq Müseum Istambul

The largest and most complete exhibition of Leonardo Da Vinci in the world, from December 14th to the UNIQ Museum in Istanbul
UNIQ Istanbul invites you to discover the greatest genius of the Renaissance period.
The most important exhibition dedicated to Leonardo Da Vinci made its debut in Bruges (Belgium), and then arrived with the world tour on the first stop in Istanbul, at the UNIQ Museum. The exhibition includes 100 replicas of the original sketches of Da Vinci, the original manuscript, tables and nearly 200 works of art, including drawings and sketches.

A team of 22 people from Belgium and Luxembourg, composed of engineers, historians, graphic artists and artisans, has signed this unique collection after a rigorous 10-year work. It has been discovered that Leonardo Da Vinci has sketched about 6,000 inventions during his lifetime, and only a few of them have been realized.
The exhibition, which aims to implement a process of dissemination on the history of Leonardo Da Vinci exemplifying a number of previously unexplored topics.

Among the most important elements of the world’s largest collection of Leonardo da Vinci machines are replicas made of wood and metal, adhering to the original designs. No single screw was used in the replicas, and no industrial processing was used in the assembly phase. Some of these models were made starting from the original design respecting the original dimensions, while the remaining creations were created following scale proportions, with dimensions between 60 cm and 5 m.

The most important element of the exhibition is the bridge designed by Da Vinci in 1502, with the intention of making it the largest and most beautiful in the world at the time.
The reconstructed model was made in scale and reaches a size of 7 meters.

Built as a flyover in Norway in 2001, the bridge is exposed in various parts of the world as ice models to draw attention to global warming.

The exhibition will serve as an educational aid through sharing with children and schools, addressing subjects such as art and history, both from a cultural and educational point of view. Some artifacts and machines in the collection can be examined by the visitors themselves, interacting and operating mechanisms.

December 14, 2017 – April 7, 2018
UNIQ Museum of Istanbul / UNIQ

Curator: Jean-Christophe HUBERT

Technical coordinator of the exhibition: Vincent Damseaux