DECODING DA VINCI’S CODICES – Internationale conference

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The aim of this international conference is to evaluate the current state of research regarding how Leonardo’s manuscripts were compiled, and the complexity of their dispersion after the artist’s death. Furthermore, the conference will investigate the pioneering initiatives in the last decades of the nineteenth century and later for reproducing Leonardo’s codices and loose folios—in facsimile with transcription—thanks to rapidly evolving printing techniques: lithography, heliophotography, photography, digital images.
Finally, the conference will discuss how to make use of new methods for publishing these precious resources and instruments: bibliographic resources, watermark archives, glossaries, lexica, indices of names, chronologies, etc. They are indispensable for their responsible use, and they are made possible today through communication technologies and through their online dissemination.


Florence, Kunsthistorisches Institut
Date: 10 – 12 October 2019

Prof. Paolo Galluzzi, Director, Museo Galileo
Prof. Alessandro Nova, Director, Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz

Museo Galileo – Istituto e Museo di Storia della Scienza, Florence
Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz

Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte
Commissione per l’Edizione Nazionale dei Manoscritti e dei Disegni di Leonardo
Biblioteca Leonardiana di Vinci

Museo Galileo, Max-Planck-Gesellschaft


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  • Event Date: 10 Ottobre 2019 - 12 Ottobre 2019
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