Museum LDV consists of a
large number of artworks, a part of which, several hundreds, are currently exhibited in
the museum. Most of these have not been shown in any public way since more than one
hundred years ago, when, over centuries, these decorated the various castles and estates
of the family.
Initially, the process of documentation focused on a few artworks, mainly kept privately
and referred to as Museum Lionardo da Vinci Ideale. As the number of exhibited artworks
now is hugely expanded, the more appropriate name was Museum LDV.
The custodian of the museum has done an admirable work of documenting specific artworks.
However, still, the process of documentation is in a initial stage considering the number
of artworks to be documented. Dr. Kim Veltman, engaged as scientific adviser to the
museum, estimates that there is a need for six to eight scholars, highly specialized on
specific cultures and schools of art, working for a few years, in order to advance this
process towards its overall completion. Thus, all scholarly opinions and comments on
specific art items are highly welcomed.
The approach taken by the Custodian of the museum is to take a step-by-step approach both
with regard to exhibiting artworks in the museum and including these on the present web
site; and also, as it concerns the development over time of said web site.
Museum LDV is a bonded estate, to be transferred strictly intact from
generation to generation. Since the museum is a wholly private
establishment, it is totally financed out of private means, which, again, necessitates a
step-by-step approach towards expanding the exhibition and advancing the process of