Temporary exhibitions

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Piero della Francesca: The Fascination of Perspective
Pompeii: The Immortal City
Leonardo da Vinci. Anatomies: Machines, Human Body, Nature
Images of Science. Scientific photography in the collections of the Museo Galileo
Cycling through the Past: Stories of Men and Trades
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Leonardo da Vinci. Anatomies: Machines, Human Body, Nature
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Montepulciano (SI), Fortezza (21.04.2018 – 07.10.2018)

One of the most innovative aspects of Leonardo’s contribution is his analysis of the “organs” of machines, that he considered not as an indivisible whole, but as an assemblage of distinct parts.

Piero della Francesca: The Fascination of Perspective
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Sansepolcro (AR), Museo Civico (25.03.2018 – 06.01.2019)

The exhibition stages the “two souls” of Piero della Francesca, who was both an exquisite painter and a great mathematician.

Pompeii: The Immortal City
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Brussels, Palais de la Bourse (24.11.2017 - 17.06.2018)

This is a remake of the Homo Faber exhibition which was organized by the Museo Galileo in 1999 to reveal the extraordinary level of naturalistic, scientific and technical knowledge achieved in Pompeii and the Roman world on the eve of Vesuvius eruption in 79 AD.

Cycling through the Past: Stories of Men and Trades
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Stia (AR), Museo dell’Arte della Lana (March 15, 2014 – June 30, 2018

An exhibition divided into two sections: antique bicycles from the Museo Galileo collections and the so-called “biciclette dei mestieri” from Marco Paoletti’s collection.

Cycling through the Past: Stories of Men and Trades. Exhibition hall, Florence, Museo Galileo
Cycling through the Past: Stories of Men and Trades. Exhibition hall, Florence, Museo Galileo
Cycling through the Past: Stories of Men and Trades. Exhibition hall, Florence, Museo Galileo
Cycling through the Past: Stories of Men and Trades. Exhibition hall, Florence, Museo Galileo
Cycling through the Past: Stories of Men and Trades. Exhibition hall, Florence, Museo Galileo
Cycling through the Past: Stories of Men and Trades. Exhibition hall, Florence, Museo Galileo
"Tutti in bicicletta", a competition organized by the Museo Galileo of Florence for the exhibition "Cycling through the Past"
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Leonardo da Vinci: Visions. Technological challenges of the Universal Genius

2017

This exhibition features some of Da Vinci’s most ambitious projects, which are typical of his inclination to put his creative talent to the test of highly complex subjects.

Images of Science. Scientific photography in the collections of the Museo Galileo
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2017

In the 19th century the use of the new technique of photography led to noteworthy changes in the practice of science. Visitors to this exhibition can admire cameras, archival records, and photographs conserved by the Museo Galileo that testify to this change.

Images of Science. Scientific photography in the collections of the Museo Galileo. Exhibition hall
Images of Science. Scientific photography in the collections of the Museo Galileo. Exhibition hall
Images of Science. Scientific photography in the collections of the Museo Galileo. Exhibition hall
Images of Science. Scientific photography in the collections of the Museo Galileo. Showcase with antique photographic equipment
Images of Science. Scientific photography in the collections of the Museo Galileo. Showcase with antique photographic equipment
Images of Science. Scientific photography in the collections of the Museo Galileo. Exhibition hall
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Images of the Sky from Dante to Galileo

2017

This exhibition features ancient books from the Poppi Castle’s library and replicas of scientific instruments used by Museo Galileo’s staff to perform educational activities.

Fishing in the mud
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2016

This exhibition documents the 1966 flood of focusing a spotlight on the dramatic effects suffered by the then Istituto e Museo di Storia della Scienza and highlighting the salvage work and subsequent restoration of its antique scientific instruments.

Fishing in the mud. Section "The museum as it once was", Florence, Museo Galileo
Fishing in the mud. Chemical equipment, Florence, Museo Galileo
Fishing in the mud. Antique bicycles saved from the flood, Florence, Museo Galileo
Fishing in the mud. Edison's phonograph, Florence, Museo Galileo
Fishing in the mud. Wax obstetric models , Florence, Museo Galileo
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Galileo at the Politecnico. From Stars to Applied Sciences

2016

This exhibition features replicas of scientific instruments used by Museo Galileo’s staff to perform educational activities. Instruments from the historical collections of the Department of Applied Science and Technology at the Politecnico di Torino are also exhibited.