Staff

Management and administration

Director
Paolo Galluzzi
p.galluzzi (at) museogalileo.it

Deputy Vice Director, Collection Manager
Filippo Camerota
f.camerota (at) museogalileo.it

Board of Directors
Aureliano Benedetti, Chairman
Guido Chelazzi, University of Florence
Francesco Saverio Pavone, University of Florence
Arnaldo Colasanti, Ministry of Education, University and Research
Cristina Ferrari, Municipality of Florence

Board of Auditors
Mario Balduini, Marco Mataloni, Simona Montesarchio

Accounting Office
Massimo Saba
amministrazione (at) museogalileo.it

Secretariat and organization

Coordinator
Elena Montali
e.montali (at) museogalileo.it

The secretariat attends to everything that has to do with the operations of planning and the coordination of the events that revolve around the museum’s and institute’s life. Among other tasks, it oversees the updating of the news of the website of the Museo Galileo.

Reception and educational services

Coordinator
Andrea Gori
a.gori (at) museogalileo.it

The educational services' section develops guided tours’ programs and laboratory’s activities about numerous themes related to the history of science intended for the schools and a familial public. The guided tours “with experiences” are intended to allow the participants to manipulate reproductions of some of the objects exposed in the museum. The didactic activities aim to introduce scientific content using practical and entertaining methods.
Some tasks concerning public reception and museum’s surveillance are covered by the volunteers of the cultural non-benefit association “Conoscere Firenze” (Knowing Florence).

Collections

Head of Collections
Filippo Camerota
f.camerota (at) museogalileo.it

Curator
Giorgio Strano
g.strano (at) museogalileo.it

Curatore Emeritus
Mara Miniati
m.miniati (at) museogalileo.it

The Museo Galileo, one the world’s major scientific museums, conserves and exposes the extraordinary collection of the Medici and the Lorraine scientific instruments assembled since the Renaissance.
Beside ensuring the development of the studies related to the history of the collection, the structure oversees all the operations regarding the management of the artefacts, the recording of the handling and restoration operations as well as any movement and transfer of these objects.

Exhibitions and events

Coordinator
Laura Manetti
l.manetti (at) museogalileo.it

With the collaboration of the secretariat, this section is bestowed with the task to assure the activities related to the organisation of expositions and events on local and international levels. It takes care, in particular, of the coordination of the operations regarding the planning and the arrangement of borrowing objects and the redaction and revising of the texts.

Library and archives

Coordinator
Alessandra Lenzi
a.lenzi (at) museogalileo.it

The library houses about 150,000 works concerning the history of science. The antique book collection, consisting of nearly 5,000 works, is supplemented by several 19th-20th century collections as well as a contemporary collection which has an annual growth of about 1,800 new acquisitions. The library is also home to an interesting historical photo archive and several 18th to 20th century archival collections.

Digital library

Coordinator
Stefano Casati
s.casati (at) museogalileo.it

The Museo Galileo created a digital library section constituted of thematic collections of historical-scientific interest. The section supports, moreover, the research activities and online services of the periodicals Nuncius and Galilæana.

Web unit

Editor
Iolanda Rolfo
i.rolfo (at) museogalileo.it

Contacts and informations
web (at) museogalileo.it

The Web Unit is in charge of planning, producing, and administering the Museo Galileo website and the applications and services offered on the site. For this purpose, the Web Unit coordinates and manages the publication of content produced by the following entities:

Photographic laboratory
Multimedia laboratory
European Projects
Computer resources and network

Multimedia Laboratory

Coordinator
Jacopo Tonini
j.tonini (at) museogalileo.it

The Multimedia Laboratory is responsible of the production of the videos and of the interactive applications related to the vulgarisation activities and documentation of the Museo Galileo. Such tasks concern as much the own museum’s collection as other expositions and special events.

European and special projects

Coordinator
Marco Berni
m.berni (at) museogalileo.it

 

Photographic Laboratory

Coordinator
Sabina Bernacchini
s.bernacchini (at) museogalileo.it

Photographic reproductions and filming requests
photolab (at) museogalileo.it

The Photographic Laboratory produces and distributes the pictures required by the different sections of the Museo Galileo as well as books editors and scholars.
The iconographical archives contain a conspicuous amount of historical documents composed through the years that counts circa 65,000 images on digital or analogical supports related to the history of the scientific instruments of the Museo Galileo and to the rich iconography on the same subject.

Technical services

Computer resources and network

Coordinator
Gabriele Pratesi
g.pratesi (at) museogalileo.it

The hardware and informatics’ network service ensures the management of the servers and the clients’ systems that relate to them as to the acquisition aspects, their maintenance, updating and security, as well as the administration of communication networks subsystems that give the public an access to the different services.

 

Technical office

Coordinator
Teresa Saviori
t.saviori (at) museogalileo.it

The Operative unit oversees:

  • the programming and the control of ordinary and extraordinary maintenance interventions within the Palazzo Castellini, central office of the museum, or within the secondary offices;
  • the management of the technological installations except the informatics networks;
  • the communication with different Organisations and Institutions regarding the adjustment to the fire protection conventions and the management of emergencies.

Staff

Director
Paolo Galluzzi
p.galluzzi (at) museogalileo.it

Deputy Vice Director, Collection Manager
Filippo Camerota
f.camerota (at) museogalileo.it

Staff members
Luisa Barattin
l.barattin (at) museogalileo.it
Sabina Bernacchini
s.bernacchini (at) museogalileo.it
Marco Berni
m.berni (at) museogalileo.it
Silvia Blasi
s.blasi (at) museogalileo.it
Elisa Bonaiuti
e.montali (at) museogalileo.it
Sara Bonechi
s.bonechi (at) museogalileo.it
Stefano Casati
s.casati (at) museogalileo.it
Susanna Cimmino
s.cimmino (at) museogalileo.it
Fabio Corica
f.corica (at) museogalileo.it
Raffaele Cuomo
Leonardo Curioni
l.curioni (at) museogalileo.it
Rita Chiara De Felice
c.defelice (at) museogalileo.it
Elena Della Valle
e.dellavalle (at) museogalileo.it
Elisa Di Renzo
e.direnzo (at) museogalileo.it
Elena Fani
e.fani (at) museogalileo.it
Francesca Fares
f.fares (at) museogalileo.it
Giulia Fiorenzoli
g.fiorenzoli (at) museogalileo.it
Maria Cecilia Foianesi
c.foianesi (at) museogalileo.it
Carmen Gagliardi
c.gagliardi (at) museogalileo.it
Gianna Gheri
g.gheri (at) museogalileo.it
Karen Giacobassi
k.giacobassi (at) museogalileo.it
Andrea Gori
a.gori (at) museogalileo.it
Stefano Lecci
s.lecci (at) museogalileo.it
Alessandra Lenzi
a.lenzi (at) museogalileo.it
Laura Manetti
l.manetti (at) museogalileo.it
Francesco Matteuzzi
Elena Montali
e.montali (at) museogalileo.it
Silvia Paoli
s.paoli (at) museogalileo.it
Anna Passavanti
a.passavanti (at) museogalileo.it
Adele Pocci
a.pocci (at) museogalileo.it
Ilaria Poggi
i.poggi (at) museogalileo.it
Daniela Pozzi
d.pozzi (at) museogalileo.it
Gabriele Pratesi
g.pratesi (at) museogalileo.it
Iolanda Rolfo
i.rolfo (at) museogalileo.it
Camilla Rotoli
c.rotoli (at) museogalileo.it
Alessandro Sani
Angela Saviori
a.saviori (at) museogalileo.it
Paola Scortecci
p.scortecci (at) museogalileo.it
Giorgio Strano
g.strano (at) museogalileo.it
Monica Tassi
m.tassi (at) museogalileo.it
Jacopo Tonini
j.tonini (at) museogalileo.it
Daniela Vespoli
d.vespoli (at) museogalileo.it

Consultants
Ferdinando Abbri
Stefano Barbolini
Francesco Barreca
Stella Battaglia
Marco Beretta
Andrea Bernardoni
Massimo Bucciantini
Fabrizio Butini
Michele Camerota
Giovanni Di Pasquale
Natacha Fabbri
Franco Salvatore Giudice
Domenico Laurenza
Roberta Massaini
Andrea Palmieri
Riccardo Pratesi
Andrea Rabbi
Patrizia Ruffo
Teresa Saviori
Thomas B. Settle
Marta Stefani