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The Universal Leonardo Europe-wide exhibition programme has now terminated.

Details of the exibitions, however, are still available for information on the right-hand side.

Providing a radical alternative to the conventional “blockbuster” exhibition, and with a strong commitment to international and cross-disciplinary collaboration, Universal Leonardo worked with leading curators, art historians, academics and scientists across Europe to stimulate dialogue and discovery around the Leonardo legacy.

The Universal Leonardo exhibitions programme forms the 28th Council of Europe art exhibition. The Council of Europe has organised, for almost 50 years, a series of prestigious exhibitions to increase knowledge and appreciation of European art as one of the highest expressions of European culture and common values.


Galleria degli Uffizi

The Mind of Leonardo. The Universal Genius at Work - CLOSED

The exhibition explores Leonardo's own mode of thinking and brings together original works as well as a wide range of innovative educational tools.

28 Mar 2006 - 07 Jan 2007
Galleria degli Uffizi


Christ Church <br />

Leonardo and Milan: Drawings from the Guise Collection - CLOSED

An exhibition focusing on Leonardo's drawings from the Guise Collection and his artistic achievements and practice.

09 Aug 2006 - 05 Nov 2006
Christ Church Picture Gallery

Magdalen College

The Last Supper from Leonardo's circle - CLOSED

On dislpay is a version of the Last Supper by Giampietrino, a close Milanese follower of Leonardo.

09 Aug 2006 - 05 Nov 2006
Magdalen College

Armillary sphere, Italian c 1500 © The Museum of the History of Science

Leonardo and the Mathematical Arts - CLOSED

Leonardo's work contextualised in the mathematical culture of 15th and 16th century Italy.

09 Aug 2006 - 05 Nov 2006
Museum of the History of Science

The Ashmolean Museum

Imagining Leonardo - CLOSED

The exhibition will have at its core a group of drawings by Leonardo.

09 Aug 2006 - 05 Nov 2006
The Ashmolean Museum

University of Oxford Botanic Garden

Trail: Leonardo’s Plants - CLOSED

Activities and a trail for younger visitors to explore examples of the plants studied and drawn by Leonardo.

09 Aug 2006 - 30 Sep 2006
The University of Oxford Botanic Garden


Victoria & Albert Museum

Leonardo da Vinci: Experience, Experiment and Design - CLOSED

This exhibition explores how Leonardo’s mind was able to think visually by showcasing pages of his manuscripts as well as some large scale models of his inventions.

14 Sep 2006 - 07 Jan 2007
Victoria & Albert Museum


Alte Pinakothek

Leonardo: The Madonna of the Carnation - CLOSED

An exhibition focusing on Leonardo's Madonna and Child with a Carnation and other paintings created in Verrocchio's workshop.

15 Sep 2006 - 03 Dec 2006
Alte Pinakothek


Castello Sforzesco<br />

The Treatise on Painting: Manuscripts and Editions between the 16th and 19th century - CLOSED

The exhibition focuses on a number of manuscripts and printed editions of Leonardo's Treatise on Painting and highlights his legacy in the art world between the 16th and 19th centuries.

01 Nov 2006 - 31 Dec 2006
Biblioteca Trivulziana, Sala del Tesoro