On May 2, 2019, Italy and the world honour the day, 500 years ago, when Leonardo da Vinci died. A host of exhibitions offered in Italy will last much of the year. Celebrations to mark the 500th anniversary next year of Leonardo da Vinci’s death are creating tough competition for exhibition loans. The 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s death will be marked with simultaneous exhibitions across the UK, including Glasgow, featuring his “treasures” from the Royal Collection. The 12 works will also be shown in Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Sheffield, Southampton and Sunderland, with the 12th city yet to be announced.