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The exhibition

The exhibtion will be split in two galleries - one gallery with the Royal Collection drawings and the other featuring items from the museum's collections.

Art Or Science? For Leonardo Da Vinci, drawing was a method of observation as well as a scientific record. His studies of nature reveal his thought processes and ground-breaking theories. Since the fifteenth century, the detailed visual analysis of natural forms has led to advances in both art and science.

Artists have long studied the physical make-up of living subjects, hoping to portray them more realistically and expressively. Some artists have become renowned scientists in their own right.

Many different artistic techniques have also been employed by scientists in an effort to explore the complex three-dimensional forms of nature.

This display examines the cross-over between art and science in works from Amgueddfa Cymru’s Art and Natural History collections, as well as loans from Cardiff University Library’s Special Collections.

The income from your ticket contributes directly to The Royal Collection Trust, a registered charity. The aims of The Royal Collection Trust are the care and conservation of the Royal Collection, and the promotion of access and enjoyment through exhibitions, publications, loans and educational activities.