Principal Contributors

Paula Findlen is Ubaldo Pierotti Professor of Italian History at Stanford University. A recipient of the Premio Galileo and Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, she is the author of Possessing Nature: Museums, Collecting, and Scientific Culture in Early Modern Italy (1994) and other publications on science and culture in Renaissance Italy and beyond. Being left-handed, she has a lifelong passion for Leonardo.

J. G. Amato, a PhD candidate in the History Department at Stanford University, was writing a dissertation on religion, politics, and heterodoxy in the age of Cosimo I de’ Medici during the exhibit.

Elizabeth Fischbach was Exhibitions Designer for the Department of Special Collections, Stanford Libraries when Leonardo's Library was on display.

Paolo Galluzzi, Director of the Museo Galileo, former director of the Biblioteca Leonardiana, and Chairman of the Commission for the National Edition of the Manuscripts and Drawings by Leonardo da Vinci, is President of the Italian Commission for the 500th Anniversary of the Death of Leonardo da Vinci. An internationally recognized scholar of Leonardo’s science and engineering, he has organized many international exhibits, including the recent Uffizi exhibit on the Codex Leicester.

John E. Mustain is the Emeritus Curator of Rare Books at Stanford Libraries.

Veronica S.-R. Shi was a PhD candidate in Classics and Ancient History at Stanford University during the exhibit. Previously trained as a Latinist, she is now writing a dissertation on the history and economics of knowledge in ancient Greece.

Alexandria R. Tsagaris, a PhD candidate in the Department of Art and Art History at Stanford University during the exhibit, is writing a dissertation on the art of diplomacy between Italy and the Safavid empire.

Carlo Vecce, Professor of Italian Literature at the Università degli Studi di Napoli L’Orientale, is currently holding an appointment at the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, Centro Beniamino Segre, and is also a member of the Commissione Vinciana. Among his numerous publications on and critical editions of the works of Leonardo da Vinci, his biography, Leonardo (1998), has appeared in many languages. Most recently, he has published La biblioteca perduta: I libri di Leonardo (2017).

In addition, the texts used in the exhibit were created by a number of student participants who are listed below and alongside their contributions in "The Exhibit" pages:

  • Bartolucci, Lorenzo
  • Benak, Isabel
  • Capps, Polly
  • Christianson, Cassy
  • Dansereau, Corey
  • Diekroeger, Mikey
  • Doan, Steven
  • Endebo, Nelson Shuchmacher
  • Famularo, Jordan
  • Fenech, Nicholas
  • Foulke, Ryan
  • Genender, Michael
  • Gerli, Meg
  • Harrison, Graylin
  • Irwin, Trenton
  • Jain, Neil
  • Kinamon, Duke Charles
  • Krüger, Helen D.
  • Lee, Eunsoo
  • Magnuson, Natalie
  • Mahoney, Gracia Leydon
  • McLean, Bobby Eon
  • Ochoa, Rachel
  • Quinn, Emily
  • Reichman, Ron
  • Richards, Akim
  • Savage, Rachel
  • Taylor, Grace
  • Te, Kimberly
  • Terss, Maria
  • Wilson, Sloane
  • Wu, Meagan