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Next opening 10 October 2019, Museo Galileo
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.
Next opening 18 june 2019, Florence, Boboli Gardens, Limonaia Grande
Trajan’s Column was inaugurated in 113 AD. It is an engineering feat of incredible complexity which bears witness to the heights attained by Roman civilization in the art of building.
Montepulciano, Fortezza (25.05.2019 – 08.09.2019)
In 1502 and 1503 Leonardo da Vinci traveled across Tuscany, drawing up splendid hydrological maps...
Next opening 6 June 2019, Museo Galileo
Leonardo was not at all—as generally retained—“an unlettered man”. An avid reader, he owned nearly two hundred books, an extraordinary number for a 15th-century artist-engineer.
Florence, Uffizi (30.10.2018 – 20.01.2019)
The exhibition focuses on water, an element that intrigues Leonardo. He acutely investigated on its elementary structure, in order to exploit its energy and control its often disastrous effects.
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.
The exhibition stages the “two souls” of Piero della Francesca, who was both an exquisite painter and a great mathematician.
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.
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.