Temporary exhibitions

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Celestial splendors. Observing the Sky from Galileo to Gravitational Waves
The City of the Sun
Italian Hours. Historical Clocks from the Del Vecchio Collection
The art of building a masterpiece: Trajan's Column
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Leonardo da Vinci e il moto perpetuo
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Rome, Palazzo Barberini (November 16, 2023 - February 11, 2024)

An exhibition to celebrate the fourth centenary of the election of Pope Urban VIII and the publication of Il Saggiatore.

Leonardo da Vinci e il moto perpetuo
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Florence, Museo Galileo (14.07.2023 – 15.10.2023)

The exhibition shows to the public over sixty Italian clocks, datable between the 15th and early 19th centuries—a significant nucleus of the Gian Carlo Del Vecchio’s collection

Leonardo da Vinci e il moto perpetuo
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Florence, Monumental Complex of Santa Maria Novella (16 December 2023 – 17 March 2024)

Curated by Filippo Camerota, the exhibition is organised by Museo Galileo in collaboration with EGO-European Gravitational Observatory, with the support of Fondazione CR Firenze and Unicoop Firenze.

Florence, MAD Murate Art District (10.05.2023 – 23.07.2023)

The exhibition, born from an original production commissioned by Museo Galileo and MAD Murate Art District, presents a site-specific installation around the theme of storage, symbol of preservation but also a space of material and immaterial memories, unknown and hidden from collective sight.

Archimedes: The Art and Science of Invention
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2022

The exhibition features the great man from Syracuse to the wider public and illustrates his extraordinary contribution to the growth of technical and scientific knowledge in Antiquity and through the centuries.

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The Eye of Science
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Firenze, Museo Stibbert and Pisa, Museo della Grafica (12.11.2022 – 26.02.2023)

The year 1839 marks the birth of photography and the beginning of the intimate and complex relationship between this new “instrument” and scientific practice.

Leonardo da Vinci e il moto perpetuo
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Torino, MAUTO – Museo Nazionale dell’Automobile (08.04.2022 – 25.09.2022)

The dream of autonomous movement, independent of human and animal energy, is as old as the history of mankind. Its first expressions are lost in antiquity and are reflected in art, poetry and literature.

Leonardo da Vinci e il moto perpetuo
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Florence, Palazzo Pitti (14.12.2021 – 29.05.2022)

Taking its cue from Galileo’s academic lectures on the measurement and site of Dante’s Inferno the exhibition will frame Dante’s scientific skills in the culture of his time.

Leonardo da Vinci and Perpetual Motion
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Florence, Museo Galileo (10.10.2019 – 12.01.2020)

Can one have perpetual motion? The search for the perfect machine, which would work with total efficiency and be self-sufficient ad infinitum, occupied natural philosophers and engineers from the Middle Ages onwards.

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