Officine Galileo: 150 Years of History and Technology
June 13 - September 7, 2014
This exhibition has been organized to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the foundation of the Officine Galileo. It aims at outlining the history of a company that had a strong impact on the Florentine social and economic milieu and played a leading role in the history of science and technology in Florence.
Spyglass with seven tubes
Mass-produced eyeglass of rather flimsy construction, manufactured near the end of the eighteenth century. All tubes are made of cardboard...
Girolamo della Volpaia (c. 1530-1614)
A maker of clocks and scientific instruments, Girolamo continued the business of his father Camillo (1484-1560) ...