Elettrosystem has created the new lighting of the two major rooms of the College.
The system was performed with DIMMABLE LED technology for indirect lighting, while traditional light sources were used for general light. All managed by a home automation system controlled by a dedicated TOUCH PC with personalized display and remote assistance. Integrated with the lighting system are the audio-video surveillance system and firefighting. For the realization of the exhibition of the Codex Atlanticus, Elettrosystem has designed and executed all the part relating to the lighting and internal security systems of the display cases.
Article The Province of Pavia of 30/03/2011 – “The Codex Atlanticus at Borromeo”
From the genius of Leonardo the studies for the cathedral and the Regisole of Pavia:
Three precious sheets, for a work that is worth almost a billion euros. In the first (folio 119, verse) there are studies for the cathedral of Pavia. In the second (folio 1010, verse) other studies for the cathedral. In the third (folio 399 recto), those on the Regisole (the equestrian statue considered a masterpiece of antiquity and that Leonardo took as a model). Leonardo’s Codex Atlanticus is on display at the Collegio Borromeo on the occasion of “The temples of wisdom: 450 years of foundation of the Borromeo College of Pavia”. The event (organized together with the Ambrosiana Library and the Cardinal Federico Borromeo Foundation) opens its doors on Saturday (inauguration at 4.30 pm) in the Rooms of the Pavia College and, the highlight of the exhibition, will be the three Leonardesque papers, arrived directly from the Ambrosiana in Milan and protected by special display cases. “Because it should not be forgotten that the Ambrosian Library is a rib of the Borromeo – explains the rector Don Ernesto Maggi -. It was Federico Borromeo who decided to move the library of the college to Milan, creating the first nucleus of the Ambrosiana. The Pavia exhibition exalts Carlo and Federico, and it was important to show this cultural bond thanks to Leonardo”.
Of the genius of the Renaissance but not only, the exhibition presents other codices, documents and paintings that attest to the 450 years of history of the college (the works are loans from the University Library of Pavia, the Civic Museums, the Diocese of Pavia, the Basilica of St. Michael and the Library and Archive of the Metropolitan Chapter of Milan).
Divided into two sections, the first is dedicated to the figures of Cardinals Charles and Frederick and collects iconographic material such as prints, sculptures and paintings, printed volumes and archival documents that testify to the activity of the two prelates and in particular their commitment to the Pavia foundation. The section is flanked by the exposition of the parameters owned by the college, partly dating back to the Carlian era, never appeared in public. The second part of the exhibition is dedicated to the college and illustrates the figure of St. Charles as founder of the institution, the figure of Pellegrino Tibaldi, the architect to whom Cardinal Borromeo entrusted the design of the work, the chronology of the factory from the foundation to the nineteenth century. The decoration is reserved a subsection that allows the comparison between the rare graphic materials that document the creative process and the achievements of Zuccari and Nebbia. Since Charles took care to guarantee the institution he founded also from an economic point of view, one part illustrates by sampling the ancient possessions of the college and another documents its start.