An exhibition on the figure of Archimedes with models of the machines he invented and archaeological findings from the ancient Syracuse, where the scientist lived in third century BC.
This exhibition features ancient books from the Poppi Castle’s library and replicas of scientific instruments used by Museo Galileo’s staff to perform educational activities.
In the 19th century the use of the new technique of photography led to noteworthy changes in the practice of science. Visitors to this exhibition can admire cameras, archival records, and photographs conserved by the Museo Galileo that testify to this change.
This exhibition features some of Da Vinci’s most ambitious projects, which are typical of his inclination to put his creative talent to the test of highly complex subjects.
An exhibition divided into two sections: antique bicycles from the Museo Galileo collections and the so-called “biciclette dei mestieri” from Marco Paoletti’s collection.