The exhibition “Leonardo da Vinci – Mechanical Wonders” intends to show a not very explored side of Da Vinci, that of the scientist and inventor who created precursory machines such as the helicopter, the hang-glider, and the modern watch. It will exemplify through replicas of some of his projects, how his vision was revolutionary. Divided into four areas, symbolized by the four elements of nature (Wind, Water, Earth, and Fire), it presents pieces, texts, and images which justify his fame as one of the greatest geniuses of humanity.
The exhibition Chemistry in the History of the Universe, the Earth, and the Body shows Chemistry as the science of the transformation of materials, through a historical approach with its implications on daily social life. In three modules it runs along a timeline which shows the history of Chemistry related to the elements Universe, Earth, and Body, which panels, ambiences, videos, and projections.
“Ticuna Sky” is about the Ticuna Indians from Amazonas and reveals their knowledge about the sky and the seasonality of rain and drought, which guides subsistence strategies in relation to agricultural and fishing activities, involving economic sustainability. For this, the exhibition visually links the movement of celestial bodies in the journeys of the German ethnologist Curt Nimuendajú in 1941 and 1942 to the Ticuna area with the iconography of the artifacts collected in the same journeys.