Museo Nazionale Scienza e Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci

Museo nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia
Established 1953
Location Via S. Vittore 21 - 20123 Milan - Italy
Director Fiorenzo Galli

The Museo nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia "Leonardo da Vinci" in Milan is the largest science and technology museum in Italy, and is dedicated to Italian painter and scientist Leonardo da Vinci. It was opened on 5 February 1953, inaugurated by prime minister of Italy, Alcide De Gasperi.[1]

This museum, in the ancient monastery of San Vittore al Corpo of Milan, is divided in seven main departments:[2]

All this departments have also some laboratories especially for children and young students. The Transport section in made by four different parts: air, rail, water and Submarine Enrico Toti-S-506.[3]

Materials Section

The Materials section treats the life cycle of modern products from raw materials to recycling. Specific sections are dedicated to polymeric and synthesis materials and to the basic chemical manufacturing. There is also a metal section that illustrates the metal extraction and processing techniques and exhibits the first electric arc furnace for melting steel invented in 1898 by Ernesto Stassano.

Transports Section

The transport section is divided in four different sections:

Energy Section

The Energy section is dedicated to energy sources and device. In this part of the museum there are the Margherita thermoelectric power station (1895) and an oil industry/petrochemistry section.

Communication Section

The communication section is divided in three different areas:

Leonardo da Vinci, Art & Science Section

Leonardo da Vinci flying machine

One of the most characteristics section of the museum is the Leonardo da Vinci, Art & Science area. This department of the museum is divided in four parts:

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