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Rossi legacy: ancient monographs

2018-09-17:

The ancient monographs belonging to Paolo Rossi's personal library have been catalogued.

Alessandro Pitti’s manuscripts

2018-05-28:

Three XVIth century scientific manuscripts by Alessandro Pitti have been acquired.

Stefanelli donation

2018-05-28:

A section of the personal library of Pietro Stefanelli has been received as donation

Varetti papers

2018-05-28:

The Carlo Vittorio Varetti's archival collection has been catalogued.

Settle donation

2018-02-15:

The personal library of T.S. Settle has been received as donation

Galileo Ferraris papers

2018-02-15:

The Galileo Ferraris's archival collection has been catalogued.

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Research library specialized in the history of science and technology, the Library of the Museo Galileo aims to support historical studies on the various scientific disciplines, on technology and medicine from the ancient world up to the first half of the twentieth century.

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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 hundreds of new acquisitions.

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