27 May 2023, 11.00 a.m.
As part of the initiative “Amico Museo” (5 May – 4 June 2023), which is sponsored by the Regione Toscana with the goal to enhance Tuscan museums' collections, proposes "Coloriamo l'energia", a workshop in Italian that aims to trace the history of energy from the production of electrical charges thanks to the first electrostatic machines to modern photovoltaic cells.
Energy can take different forms. How was it generated in the past and what was it used for? How did we go from electric charges to Volta's battery to electric current?
The event, organized in collaboration with the Institute of Chemistry of OrganoMetallic Compounds (ICCOM) of the National Research Council (CNR), illustrates the different forms of energy and their transformation: using glass electrodes, a pencil and natural dyes extracted from berry juice, we will build a solar cell, i.e. a cell capable of transforming light into electricity.
At the end of the workshop, it will be possible to admire the original 18th century electrostatic machines.