Temporary exhibitions

Focus
The art of building a masterpiece: Trajan's Column
Leonardo and His Books: The Library of the Universal Genius
Leonardo da Vinci and Perpetual Motion
Leonardo da Vinci: Visions. Technological challenges of the Universal Genius
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The Geometry of Illusion: Art Meets Science
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2012

Discovering the images “hidden” within the anamorphic sculptures and the optical toys created by Stella Battaglia and Gianni Miglietta.

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Kosmos: The Sky and the Stars from Antiquity to Galileo

2011

A striking journey through the history of astronomy from ancient cosmogonic myths up to the threshold of modern science.

Vinum Nostrum: Art, Science and Myths of Wine in Ancient Mediterranean Cultures
Website

2010

The multi-millennial history of the grapevine and wine throughout the Mediterranean area – from the origins of viticulture in the Near East to large-scale wine production in the Roman world.

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Fashion and Science in Florence in the Age of Peter Leopold of Lorraine

2009

Magnificent 18th-century outfits, replicas of scientific instruments and antique books strikingly recreate Florence atmosphere during the Lorraine Age.

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Florence and Science

2009

A retrospective survey of the extraordinary period prior to the Unification of Italy, when Florence was one of the European capitals of scientific knowledge.

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The Liturgical Treasure of Santa Maria Nuova Hospital in Florence

2009

This is the second step of a project started in 2006 and aimed to preserve and improve the artistic historical heritage of the most ancient hospital in Florence.

Galileo: Images of the Universe from Antiquity to the Telescope
Website

2009

A voyage through the history of astronomy, from ancient myths to modern science. A tribute to the bond between man and the universe in the year of Galilean Celebrations.

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Scientific Instruments from Antique Florentine Collections

2009

A historical journey through objects and books of rare beauty, which are material evidence of progress in science from the Renaissance to the dawn of the Risorgimento, when Florence and Tuscany were crucial centres of knowledge.

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Fabrics by Benozzo Gozzoli in the Cavalcade of the Magi

2008

A different way of regarding Benozzo’s frescoes in the Chapel of the Magi for better understanding the relationship between painting, economy and technology in 15th-century Florence.

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