Leonardo da Vinci's Codex on the Flight of Birds

Painting/Drawing
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The codex features sketches by the Renaissance artist that capture birds in flight. The museum will exhibit the book, which dates to the early 1500s, open to one page with an accompanying interactive exhibit where visitors can virtually flip to various pages.
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A Disappoinment

While we were thrilled to see this Leonardo Codex, which rarely leaves Italy, we were very disappointed with the exhibit. There are a couple of signs in the Wright gallery with general information about Leonardo and Codex, but no more detailed displays: e.g.: a list of Codex topics, facsimiles and translations of sample pages, historical context of the concepts. The Codex itself is in a small protective display cabinet in a cramped space near the gallery exit, and only a couple of visitors at a time can get a good view. Two pages of the Codex are visible but there is no display with their translation. There are nifty interactive terminals in the hallway outside but unfortunately not enough to accommodate the visitors present.