Access the virtual exhibition website (in Italian only)
Giorgio Roster (1843-1927) was a doctor, professor and hygienist who cultivated many other interests and studied mineralogy and botany in depth. Roster's photographic collections - that he used as a primary support to his studies - are of particular interest. An encyclopedic, but at the same time rigorous and systematic scientist, Roster was a leading figure in 19th-century scientific culture. The digital library dedicated to him represents the first phase of a project involving major institutions such as the Natural History Museum in Florence and Fratelli Alinari, which is aimed at virtually collecting the significant documentary heritage of the scientist.