Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci: www.museoscienza.org/en

The National Museum of Science and Technology "Leonardo da Vinci" was born February 15, 1953, at the urging of a group of Lombard industrialists led by Guido Ucelli with the support of public institutions.

The name of Leonardo da Vinci accompanies the Museum from its opening with a major exhibition that celebrated the fifth centenary of the Master's birth. Leonardo da Vinci was, and still is, a symbol of the continuity between artistic and scientific-technological culture, two different but complementary expressions of human creativity.

The Museum is located in an early 15th century monastery in the heart of the city of Milan. With its 50,000 sqm surface it is currently the largest science and technology museum in Italy and among the largest institutions of its kind in Europe.

Dating as far back as the 1930s, collections relate to the Italian history of science, technology and industry from the 1800s to our time. Today the collections include 18,000 objects among which are technical-scientific tools, devices, machines and large plants from the areas of transportation, energy production, metal industry, telecommunication, IT and astronautics.

The Museum also holds a collection of art works (2,500 including paintings, drawings, applied art objects and medals), an archive (paper and digital) and a library (50,000 books and journals).