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Da Vinci Robots & Machines

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Until Sun 13 August

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Nelson Provincial Museum

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Terminator, The Matrix, Wall-E, Get Smart … we’ve always been fascinated with gadgets, robots and machines.  We to think of it as a 21st century construct, yet the earliest conceptualisation of robots go as back as the 4th century BC. One of the first recorded designs of a humanoid robot was made by artist, scientist and inventor Leonardo da Vinci.

Nelson Provincial Museum will be showcasing Da Vinci’s genius with an exhibition of some of his most ground-breaking technologies in the award-winning Da Vinci Machines exhibition.

The exhibit brings to life 80 Italian handcrafted machines including armoured tanks, a mechanical lion, robotic drummer, flying machines and a bicycle. A replica of Da Vinci’s enigmatic painting Mona Lisa will also be on display.

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Event details

Date and time

Until Sun 13 August

Location

Nelson Provincial Museum

Find out more