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Da Vinci Detective

Friday, June 12, 2009
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

One of the great mysteries in the art world is the disappearance of a mural by Leonardo da Vinci. For centuries, “The Battle of Anghiari” was known as the “lost Leonardo” and believed to be destroyed. But now, using cutting-edge technology and art analysis, a bioengineer is convinced the work is hidden in the walls of the Palazzo Vecchio. ‘Da Vinci Detective’ Maurizio Seracini explains the technology and theories behind his quest.

This event is free with admission to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. 


Leonardo BonanniIndustrial Designer

Leonardo Bonanni is a PhD candidate at the MIT Media Lab. He has a background in architecture and sculpture from Columbia University, and has been working as an industrial designer and an inventor for the past six years.

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Maurizio SeraciniEngineer, Art Historian

Maurizio Seracini is a pioneer in the use of multispectral imaging to examine works of art. Using diagnostic and analytical technologies, he has studied over 2,500 works of art and historic buildings, including major works by Leonardo da Vinci, Botticelli, Raphael, Caravaggio.

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