Leonardo da Vinci’s priceless Codex Atlanticus pages are coming to THE LUME Melbourne

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Leonardo da Vinci’s priceless Codex Atlanticus pages are coming to THE LUME Melbourne

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Leonardo da Vinci’s priceless Codex Atlanticus is coming to Australia for the first time ever in THE LUME Melbourne’s new blockbuster experience

Prepare to be transported into the extraordinary world of Leonardo da Vinci as THE LUME Melbourne unveils its newest blockbuster experience, “Leonardo da Vinci – 500 Years of Genius presented by Webuild,” featuring original pages from the Codex Atlanticus.

In a historic moment for Australian culture, THE LUME Melbourne will showcase these priceless pages, penned by da Vinci himself, for the first time ever in Australia. From March 16, visitors will have the unique opportunity to immerse themselves in the genius of da Vinci, exploring his sketches, inventions, and enduring legacy.

Leonardo da Vinci – 500 Years of Genius

  • Leonardo da Vinci – 500 Years of Genius opens March 16 at THE LUME Melbourne.
  • The Leonardo da Vinci experience will showcase the master’s innovation, art and timeless genius.
  • For more information and tickets visit thelumemelbourne.com/leonardo-da-vinci .

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Original pages from Leonardo da Vinci’s Codex Atlanticus will be on display at THE LUME Melbourne

The experience promises to be the most ambitious and immersive yet, transcending generations with captivating features for all ages. Alongside the original Codex Atlanticus pages, guests will encounter to-scale machine inventions, a 360º replica of the Mona Lisa, and cutting-edge AI and VR interactive technologies bringing da Vinci’s work to life.

As visitors journey through the immersive gallery, they will traverse the streets of Florence, the canals of Venice, and the history of Rome, gaining profound insights into da Vinci’s inspirations and innovations.

The Codex Atlanticus, da Vinci’s largest collection of drawings and notes, offers a fascinating glimpse into the mind of one of history’s greatest geniuses. Compiled between 1478 and 1519, these pages reveal da Vinci’s visionary ideas spanning architecture, engineering, and flight.

Securing these priceless treasures for display in Australia was no small feat, requiring more than a decade of dedicated relationship-building with Biblioteca Ambrosiana in Milan, custodians of much of da Vinci’s legacy. With meticulous planning and comprehensive funding, THE LUME Melbourne has ensured the success of this cultural milestone independently.

Bruce Peterson, Founder of THE LUME Melbourne, expressed the significance of the event, stating, “These pages from the Codex Atlanticus represent not just a collection of sketches and writings but a gateway into the brilliance of Leonardo da Vinci’s mind.”

“Leonardo da Vinci – 500 Years of Genius presented by Webuild” opens at THE LUME Melbourne, located at Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, on March 16, 2024. Adult tickets start from $49.90, and more information and tickets can be found on thelumemelbourne.com.