There is plenty to see and do this February whether it is celebrating the achievements of the best in movies or discovering the world of art and luxury.
LEONARDO DA VINCI: A LIFE IN DRAWING
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND / ENDS 15 MARCH
For the first time in Scotland, the largest group of drawings by Leonardo da Vinci, selected and curated from the Royal Collection, goes on exhibit at The Queenâ€™s Gallery in the Palace of Holyroodhouse. Revered as a skilled painter, inventor and sculptor, many of da Vinciâ€™s works have since been destroyed or unrealised, and are survived solely by his drawings and notes. Of these, 80 of his greatest drawings and sketches are on show at Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing. The exhibition first opened in early February 2019, marking the 500th year anniversary of da Vinciâ€™s death, and has since toured around the UK, making it the most viewed exhibition of da Vinciâ€™s drawings in the countryâ€™s history, with the Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh being its final stop.
THE 92ND ACADEMY AWARDS
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA / 9 FEBRUARY
The film industryâ€™s best and brightest will gather in Hollywoodâ€™s Dolby Theatre once again to honour the best films to be released in the past year. The Academy Awards, or the Oscars as we know them, is presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), and has been acknowledging filmâ€™s greatest talentsÂ since 1929. For its 92nd edition, the Best Foreign Language Film award has been renamed to Best International Feature Film, with nomination eligibility being expanded to include animated and documentary films where the majority of dialogue is in a language other than English. Some favourites that are predicted to take home awards this year include Bong Joon-hoâ€™s Parasite , Martin Scorseseâ€™s The Irishman and Todd Phillipsâ€™ Joker.
10,000 YEARS OF LUXURY
LOUVRE ABU DHABI / ENDS 18 FEBRUARY
The worldâ€™s most comprehensive exhibition on our fascination with all things luxury closes this month. 10,000 Years of Luxury at the Louvre Abu Dhabi has more than 350 objects on display from various maisons and brands that have shaped our understanding of luxury. The collection is curated in partnership with the MusÃ©e des Arts DÃ©coratifs in Paris and Agence FranceMuseums. Visitors take a journey through time that begins in ancient Egypt and ends at the present day, with remarkable pieces like the Abu Dhabi Pearl, a 15th century Fragment of Velvet from Italy, Chanelâ€™s iconic Little Black Dress from the 1920s and many more of historyâ€™s sparkling and gleaming luxury objects.