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Decoding da Vinci with the Heritage Resource Centre

July 5, 2018 -

The Heritage Resource Centre will host a talk by Tim Soper entitled "Decoding da Vinci" on Wednesday, July 11 at 11 a.m. in Memorial Hall, City Hall, 216 Ontario St.

Tim Soper is a local cabinet maker, leather worker, and former puppeteer who has been making his living by his creative wits in Kingston since 1982. Soper has created some of the pieces currently on display at the Leonardo da Vinci: Relentless Curiosity exhibition at the PumpHouse Museum.

In this talk, Soper will present his personal insights into da Vinci's engineering ideas from his experience making models from da Vinci's drawings. He will also share the many insights and answers he discovered from "travelling with da Vinci" from Florence to Milan by train.

The Leonardo da Vinci: Relentless Curiosity exhibition explores da Vinci's lesser known side as a Renaissance engineer, connecting his inventions with modern technology 500 years later. To learn more about the exhibition visit the PumpHouse Museum at www.KingstonPumpHouse.ca

This is the tenth presentation in the City's Heritage Resource Centre's speaker series.

Registration is free and open to the public. Reserve your spot now at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/speaker-series-decoding-da-vinci-tickets-47723451127?aff=erelexpmlt

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