The signing of a Protocol and establishment of cooperation in November 2011 between the Network of Eco-Museums of Lombardy in Italy (in which the Eco - Museum of Ada di Leonardo participates) and The Provincial Institute for Protection of Cultural Monuments, Petrovaradin, allowed the experts of the Institute, in May 2012, to stay on the territory of a protected natural park, Adda Nord, and the eco-museum Adda di Leonardo in the middle stretch of the river Adda between Milan and Bergamo. The objective of this technical visit was to learn about the work of eco-museums and cultural presentations of this type, which are not yet sufficiently understood in Serbia.
The fact that the great genius Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519), Renaissance man, whose talent and spirit, artistic and scientific achievements have universal significance, stayed in this area while in the services of the Duke of Milan, was recognized as an idea around which to develop the projects of cultural, educational, environmental, tourism and social character of the eco-museum Ada di Leonardo, which, today, have been successfully implemented.
Collaboration and cooperation was continued on 14 November 2012 , when part of the museum exhihibtion was transferred from the Eco-Museum Ada di Leonardo to Novi Sad. Before a large audience in The Provincial Institute for the Protection of Nature in Novi Sad, the exhibition "Spirit of Leonardo in Novi Sad"opened. It was organized by The Provincial Institute for Protection of Cultural Monuments, the Italian Cultural Center "Il Belpaese" the public companies "Vode Vojvodine," and" Fruska Gora National Park", and The Provincial Institute for the Protection of Nature. The exhibition was accompanied by lectures on eco-museums and the opportunities offered by the Italian experience in the establishment of eco-museums along the Danube, and agreement was reached on joint participation in projects on research, evaluation, and presentation of cultural heritage, as well as pilot projects, important for regional and local development, particularly for educational and tourism purposes.