ITALY / Prato: LEONARDO DA VINCI, INGENUITY AND TEXTILES
until Sunday May 26 2019
Museo del Tessuto
via Puccetti 3
From 16 December to 26 May 2019, the Museo del Tessuto in Prato presents an exhibition dedicated to Leonardo da Vinci. By exploring Da Vinci’s development and invention of devices and machinery, the exhibition highlights the artist’s interest, cognizance and ingenuity in one of the predominant economic activities of his time, textile art.
The Prato Museo del Tessuto Foundation organised the exhibition in collaboration with the Museo Nazionale Scienza e Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci in Milan and the Museo Leonardiano in Vinci. It is also supported by the prestigious sponsorship and contribution of Italy’s National Committee to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci.
The initiative aims to effectively promote understanding and awareness of Da Vinci’s inventions through 3D reconstructions, multimedia systems and scale models. It also presents an opportunity to appreciate the importance of mechanical engineering and its application in the textile industry, an element that firmly links this exhibition to the history of the Prato district.