Opportunity to talk on Leonardo Da Vinci in collaboration with Museums Sheffield
Are you interested in Leonardo da Vinci's practice as a painter, sculptor, engineer, anatomist, botanist, architect and map maker?
Twelve remarkable drawings by Leonardo da Vinci drawn from the Royal Collection are set to go on display at Museums Sheffield's Millennium Gallery in February until 6 May as part of major nationwide exhibition marking the 500th anniversary of the artist's death.
This is a rare opportunity to engage with seldom seen Leonardo da Vinci drawings, representing both his unrealised works and greatest achievements.
In partnership with Museums Sheffield, we are looking for researchers from all faculties who want to respond to the exhibition by giving a workshop or public talk on Leonardo da Vinci, his creations and drawings. This may include historical talks about his life, explorations of his ideas, or discussions of his work in the context of modern-day research. There is also an opportunity to take part in a study day at the Millennium Gallery.
We are looking for inspirational and exciting events and activities, which would take place during April-May 2019.
If you are interested in taking part, please fill in our short online form by 5pm on 30 January 2018:
Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing
Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing will see some of the Renaissance master's greatest drawings shown in a series of simultaneous exhibitions taking place in twelve cities across the UK. This exhibition will give the widest-ever UK audience the opportunity to see the work of this extraordinary artist. Twelve drawings, selected to reflect the diversity of Leonardo's interests in painting, sculpture, architecture, music, anatomy, engineering, cartography, geology and botany, will be shown at each venue in Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Derby, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Sheffield, Southampton and Sunderland.
Amongst the works on display in Sheffield is The head of St Philip (c.1495), a study for one of the world's most famous paintings, the Last Supper and Studies in water thought to be the first study of flowing water.