The Textile Museum of Prato dedicates an exhibition to Leonardo da Vinci that highlights the artist's interest, sensitivity and ingenuity in the study and development of devices and machines for the production of fabrics, one of the activities economic preponderant of the time.
The exhibition is organized by the Prato Textile Museum Foundation in collaboration with the Leonardo da Vincidi National Science and Technology Museum in Milan and the Leonardian Museum of Vinci and benefits from the prestigious patronage and contribution of the National Committee for the celebration of the 500th anniversary of his death. by Leonardo da Vinci.
The initiative aims to be an effective tool for understanding and disseminating Leonardo's projects through 3d reconstructions, multimedia equipment and scale models , and also an opportunity to enhance the importance of mechanical engineering applied to the textile industry, an element that connects it firmly to the Italian textile machinery vocation and more particularly to the history of the Prato district. A district which, as is well known, has been operating seamlessly for over 9 centuries and which still today represents the largest production reality in the textile-clothing sector in Europe, both in terms of the number of employees (about 35,000) and of companies ( about 6,500).