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Digital library devoted to Giovanni Fabbroni (1752-1822)

The website makes users able to explore the 1507 Waldseemüller’s map of the world, that contains a wealth of historical, technical, scientific, and geographic data and tells countless fascinating stories.

This virtual exhibition, which has been specially created for Europeana Collections, tells the story of the never-completed equestrian monument to Francesco Sforza, especially focusing on the complex casting process which was designed by Leonardo.

The First National Exhibition of History of Science held in Florence from May to November, 1929, was under many respects a unique event.

Science in Coins
Museo Galileo's Commemorative Coin Collection

The Commemorative Coin Collection conserved at Museo Galileo, which collects medical and scientific medals together with commemorative coins of conventions, academies and events related to the history of medicine.

This virtual exhibition on the life and works of this Florentine scientist was conceived in honour of the 300-year anniversary of his birth.

Amerigo Vespucci at the Museum
1512-2012: Evidences related to Vespucci in Museo Galileo's collections

A wide choice of documents, maps, sculptures, medals, and engravings from the Museo Galileo’s collections to celebrate the fifth centenary of Amerigo Vespucci’s death. All these items feature a new portrait of the Florentine explorer.

Due to his strong experimental vocation, Roster used photography as a primary support to his scientific research. His rich and varied scientific production is a significant testimony in 19h-century culture.

Scientists of Italy, Unite!
Science and Politics: The National Conferences of Italian Naturalists An Exhibition Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the Unification of Italy

A significant selection of the extraordinary documentary and iconographic collection related to the Conferences of Italian scientists from 1839 to 1875, which is housed in the museum library.

A brief history through images covering the Museo Galileo's different stages of its existence.

This is a kind of virtual inventory of instruments and machines invented from antiquity to the 18th century

An overview on the life and works of Benozzo Gozzoli with special reference to the painting techniques and ancient methods of restoration.

A partial replica of Galileo’s private library, displaying books and papers from the Fondo Galileiano in the Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale di Firenze.

Life, voyages, and scientific knowledge of Michael of Rhodes, navigator aboard Venetian ships in the 15th century.

Chronology of the major historical events of scientific interest in Italy through the course of the last millenium, subdivided by area of discipline (in Italian only).

The art of experimentation in the Galilean Accademia del Cimento (1657-1667).

Bibliotheca Perspectivae
The Renaissance treatises on perspective

Biblioteca Perspectivae is meant to furnish a “biblioteca” of visual representations to scholars by having collected more than 50 precious and rare works in the period between and including the 15th and 17th centuries.

The Apiarium and the Melissographia hold a high position of value within the vast political and cultural program of the Accademia dei Lincei. They also establish a meeting point between the taste of scholars in the first part of the 1600s and the demands for more advanced scientific research methods.

The correspondence of Athanasius Kircher
The world of a seventeenth century Jesuit

As well as engaging in correspondence with the most eminent scientists of his time, including Leibniz, Torricelli and Gassendi. Kircher harnessed the network of Jesuit missionaries to carry out natural observations and experiments on a global scale.

Panopticon Lavoiser offers a preliminary survey of the collections of the French chemist Antoine Laurent Lavoisier (1743-1794).

Parnassus Scientiarum
Catalogue of the Waller Collection of History of Science and Medicine

The project Parnassus Scientiarum aims at providing a digital catalogue of the Waller Collection of history of Science and Medicine kept at the Uppsala University Library.