Staff

Management and administration

Executive Director
Roberto Ferrari
r.ferrari (at) museogalileo.it

Scientific Director
Filippo Camerota
f.camerota (at) museogalileo.it

Deputy Scientific Director
Giovanni Di Pasquale
g.dipasquale (at) museogalileo.it

Board of Directors
Francesco Saverio Pavone, University of Florence, Chairman
Vittorio Sgarbi, Ministry of Education, University and Research
Dante Vittorino Donegani, Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism
Marco Benvenuti, University of Florence
Irene Sanesi, Municipality of Florence

Honorary President
Paolo Galluzzi

Scientific Committee
Ferdinando Abbri
Marco Beretta
Massimo Bucciantini
Michele Camerota
Marco Ciardi
Pietro Corsi

Board of Auditors
Marco Mataloni
Nando Minnella
Andrea Ricci

Administration, accounting and personnel department
Roberto Ferrari
Mariella Giannone
Simona Leonardi

Contact:
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
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

Coordinator
Giovanni Di Pasquale
g.dipasquale (at) museogalileo.it

This department is responsible for planning and organizing temporary exhibitions on a national and international scale. In collaboration with the other departments, it coordinates all necessary steps to create exhibitions, from the development of multimedia products to the making of exhibition catalogues.

Communications

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

This department is in charge of overseeing internal and external communications, ensuring its message is consistent and engaging, and coordinates the other departments in regard to the development of cross media communication strategies. It also manages the organization of events as well as institutional and media relations.

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

The department deals with identifying European funding calls, planning and proposing projects, managing and organizing the resources and tools necessary for their implementation. It coordinates the collaboration between the Museum's areas of competence and the project partners and manages the dissemination activities by participating in organizational meetings and conferences.

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
Lorenzo Stiatti
l.stiatti (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

Executive Director
Roberto Ferrari
r.ferrari (at) museogalileo.it

Scientific Director
Filippo Camerota
f.camerota (at) museogalileo.it

Deputy Scientific Director
Giovanni Di Pasquale
g.dipasquale (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.bonaiuti (at) museogalileo.it
Sara Bonechi
s.bonechi (at) museogalileo.it
Fabrizio Butini
f.butini (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
Elena Della Valle
e.dellavalle (at) museogalileo.it
Elisa Di Renzo
e.direnzo (at) museogalileo.it
Natacha Fabbri
n.fabbri (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
Alessandra Lenzi
a.lenzi (at) museogalileo.it
Simona Leonardi
s.leonardi (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
Iolanda Rolfo
i.rolfo (at) museogalileo.it
Camilla Rotoli
c.rotoli (at) museogalileo.it
Claudia Russo
Alessandro Sani
Sofia Sasopoulou
s.sasopoulou (at) museogalileo.it
Angela Saviori
a.saviori (at) museogalileo.it
Carlotta Stevani
c.stevani (at) museogalileo.it
Lorenzo Stiatti
l.stiatti (at) museogalileo.it
Giorgio Strano
g.strano (at) museogalileo.it
Monica Tassi
m.tassi (at) museogalileo.it
Jacopo Tonini
j.tonini (at) museogalileo.it
Ilenia Ulivi
i.ulivi (at) museogalileo.it
Daniela Vespoli
d.vespoli (at) museogalileo.it
Valentina Vignieri
v.vignieri (at) museogalileo.it
Luisa Zito
l.zito (at) museogalileo.it

Consultants
Stella Battaglia
Andrea Bernardoni
Letizia Bocci
Antonio Branchi
Stefano Caroti
Francesco Paolo Di Teodoro
Roberta Massaini
Maurizio Sanesi
Marta Stefani