Leonardo da Vinci exhibition 'Da Vinci - The Genius' to show in Manchester from November 2009

Posted: 2nd September 2009

An international exhibition celebrating the life of Leonardo da Vinci, arguably the most talented man to ever live, is set to start in the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester on the 14th of November this year.

All the themes of Da Vinci's life are to be shown in the exhibition, covering him as an inventor, artist, scientist, engineer, sculptor, anatomist, biologist, musician, architect and of course philosopher. The show will include rare reproductions of his codices and the inventions inside them, brought to life by Italian Artisans, reproductions of some of Da Vinci's most famous art work in real size, including the Mona Lisa. Many of the exhibits will include interactive elements to keep the children engaged with what is on show.

One of the main highlights is the most accurate recreation of the Mona Lisa to date, Pascal Cotte's 240 million pixel photograph of the original painting, revealing 25 startling revelations for you to discover.

Tickets start at £7.50 for an adult, £5 for concessions, or family tickets are available for £5 in groups of 4.

Dan O'Connell