Leonardo da Vinci exhibition at the Queen’s Gallery

Date Posted: 15/03/2013

School groups visiting the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh this summer will be able to incorporate a trip to see some of da Vinci’s greatest anatomical drawings. Leonardo da Vinci: The Mechanics of Man runs from 2nd August to 19th November in the Queen’s Gallery.

Long renowned as one of the finest artists of the Renaissance, Leonardo was also said to be one of the greatest anatomists the world has ever seen. 

Almost 500 years after his death, Leonardo da Vinci: The Mechanics of Man, part of the Edinburgh International Festival, uses 21st-century technology to explore the modern relevance of Leonardo’s anatomical research.

30 sheets of his groundbreaking investigations into the workings of the human body will go on display alongside images prepared using the latest medical technology.  The juxtaposition shows how far-sighted Leonardo’s work was, and how relevant he remains for anatomists today.

Visiting the Palace of Holyroodhouse with a school group

The Queen's Gallery offers schools a number of educational sessions, many of which are free of charge.

For further school travel information visit www.royalcollection.org.uk.

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