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Da Vinci Exhibition

Leonardo da Vinci is a historical figure who continues to fascinate us today. His paintings, designs and experiments are renowned all over the world.

A new exhibition of his work has just opened at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and in this edition of Entertainment we talk to one of the curators of the exhibition, Thereza Wells. We discover more about Leonardo, his work and this exhibition.

Before you listen to the programme look at the comprehension questions below. You can hear the answers in the programme and check your understanding by trying the quiz in the 'Extras' section below. You can also download the programme and the transcript.

1: Why does Thereza think Leonardo still fascinates us today?
2: What did Leonardo believe was the best way to gain an understanding of the world?
3: Can visitors touch and experiment with the exhibits?
4: What does the exhibition use to help visitors understand Leonardo's drawings?


Vocabulary from the programme

the Renaissance
a period in the 14th to 16th centuries when there was a strong interest in the arts

the study of the body and how its parts are arranged

a botanist
someone who studies plants and flowers

lasting for a long time

to think outside the box
to be able to think creatively and imaginatively and solve problems in unique ways

an exhibit
something that is displayed as part of an exhibition

a hands-on exhibition
an exhibition where visitors are able to touch the exhibits



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The Victoria and Albert Museum's exhibition site
Universal Leonardo

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