On May 10, the exhibition Leonardo's Intellectual Cosmos will be inaugurated in Berlin. It represents the enriched version of Leonardo and his books: the library of the Universal Genius, the exhibition conceived by Museo Galileo, curated by Carlo Vecce and recently set up in Florence (Museo Galileo, 6 June - 22 September 2019) and in Rome (Accademia dei Lincei, 4 October 2019 - 12 January 2020).
Organized by the Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte, Leonardo's Intellectual Cosmos will run from 11 May to 17 July 2021 at the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin, Dietrich Bonhoeffer-Saal, subject to pandemic regulations.
An avid reader, Leonardo da Vinci formed a library containing nearly 200 books on science and technology, literature, and religion: thanks to the exhibition, that reconstructs the lost book collection, visitors can marvel at many of these outstanding old works.
An online vernissage, streamed on YouTube, will also take place on May 10 from 17:00 to 19:00.
In addition, a virtual exhibition invites to experience Leonardo's library remotely, his precious manuscripts and the printed works of his book collection in 8 languages. It is produced by Museo Galileo in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Comitato Nazionale per la celebrazione dei 500 anni dalla morte di Leonardo da Vinci, and, starting from May 5, open access on the websites of Museo Galileo, of the Italian Institutes of Culture in Germany and of "Italiana", the new portal created by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs for the promotion of Italian language, culture and creativity.