NASA has declared the opening of the International Space Station for commercial business
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For anyone who appreciates Leonardo da Vinci’s contributionsto art, this would be the best time to visit Europe. As one of the main events to commemorate the 500th year of da Vinci’s death, The Uffizi Gallery in Florence, October onward, will have the ‘The Leicester Codex of Leonardo da Vinci: Water as Microscope of Nature’ exhibition. Other things to check out would be: a lock of da Vinci’s hair (from a private collection) at the Leonardo da Vinci Museum in the Tuscan town of Vinci; a special exhibition dedicated to the Duke of Milan, who sponsored The Last Supper, in Loches till September 15; a restored self-portrait of the great master at Turin’s Biblioteca Reale along with other drawings (July8–September 15); and a major show at the Louvre in Paris among other planned cultural events. If you can only make it to the UK, then 12 simultaneous exhibitions of a total of 144 drawings by da Vinci, belonging to the Royal Collection Trust, would be on public view across the country, including the Buckingham Palace.
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