Temporary exhibitions

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Water as Microscope of Nature. Leonardo da Vinci’s Codex Leicester
Piero della Francesca: The Fascination of Perspective
Leonardo da Vinci. Anatomies: Machines, Human Body, Nature
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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.

Florence and Science. Exhibition hall with electrostatic machines, Florence, Museo di Storia della Scienza
Florence and Science. Exhibition hall with electrostatic machines, Florence, Museo di Storia della Scienza
Florence and Science. Exhibition hall with botanical models and large machines, Florence, Museo di Storia della Scienza
Florence and Science. Exhibition hall, Florence, Museo di Storia della Scienza
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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
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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.

Galileo: Images of the Universe from Antiquity to the Telescope. Introductory Room: the Farnese Atlas in the foreground, Florence, Palazzo Strozzi
 Galileo: Images of the Universe from Antiquity to the Telescope. Section V, Evangelisation of the cosmos: in the foreground, the wonderful tapestry "The movements of the universe" (1450-1500), Florence
Galileo: Images of the Universe from Antiquity to the Telescope. Exhibition hall, Florence, Palazzo Strozzi
Galileo: Images of the Universe from Antiquity to the Telescope. Exhibition hall, Florence, Palazzo Strozzi
Galileo: Images of the Universe from Antiquity to the Telescope. Exhibition hall, Florence, Palazzo Strozzi
Galileo: Images of the Universe from Antiquity to the Telescope. Section VII, devoted to Galilean discoveries, Florence, Palazzo Strozzi
Galileo: Images of the Universe from Antiquity to the Telescope. Exhibition hall, Florence, Palazzo Strozzi
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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.

Scientific Instruments from Antique Florentine Collections. In the foreground early astronomical instruments, Florence, Museo di Storia della Scienza
Scientific Instruments from Antique Florentine Collections. In the foreground instruments for measuring time, Florence, Museo di Storia della Scienza
Scientific Instruments from Antique Florentine Collections. Electrostatic, physics and mechanical instruments in the section dedicated to the Lorraine Collection, Florence, Museo di Storia della Scienza
Scientific Instruments from Antique Florentine Collections. Lorraine collection, Florence, Museo di Storia della Scienza
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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.

Fabrics by Benozzo Gozzoli in the Cavalcade of the Magi, Florence, Limonaia of Palazzo Medici Riccardi
Fabrics by Benozzo Gozzoli in the Cavalcade of the Magi, Florence, Limonaia of Palazzo Medici Riccardi
Fabrics by Benozzo Gozzoli in the Cavalcade of the Magi. Fabrics and spools, Florence, Limonaia of Palazzo Medici Riccardi
Fabrics by Benozzo Gozzoli in the Cavalcade of the Magi. Nineteenth century Jacquard loom, Florence, Limonaia of Palazzo Medici Riccardi
Fabrics by Benozzo Gozzoli in the Cavalcade of the Magi. Detail of the nineteenth century Jacquard loom, Florence, Limonaia of Palazzo Medici Riccardi
Fabrics by Benozzo Gozzoli in the Cavalcade of the Magi. Detail of the nineteenth century Jacquard loom, Florence, Limonaia of Palazzo Medici Riccardi
Fabrics by Benozzo Gozzoli in the Cavalcade of the Magi. Samples of fabrics, Florence, Limonaia of Palazzo Medici Riccardi
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The Medici and Science: Instruments and Machines in the Grand-Ducal Collections
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2008

The exhibit highlights the marriage between art, science and political power, emphasising the prominent role that physical mathematical disciplines played in Tuscany during the 16th-17th centuries.

The Medici and Science: Instruments and Machines in the Grand-Ducal Collections. . Exhibition hall dedicated to Cosimo I de' Medici, Florence, Museo degli Argenti
The Medici and Science: Instruments and Machines in the Grand-Ducal Collections. Exhibition hall dedicated to Ferdinando I de' Medici, Florence, Museo degli Argenti
The Medici and Science: Instruments and Machines in the Grand-Ducal Collections. Exhibition hall dedicated to Cosimo II de' Medici, Florence, Museo degli Argenti
The Medici and Science: Instruments and Machines in the Grand-Ducal Collections. Exhibition hall dedicated to Ferdinando II de' Medici, Florence, Museo degli Argenti
The Medici and Science: Instruments and Machines in the Grand-Ducal Collections. Exhibition hall dedicated to Ferdinando II de' Medici, Florence, Museo degli Argenti
The Medici and Science: Instruments and Machines in the Grand-Ducal Collections. Exhibition hall dedicated to Ferdinando II de' Medici, Florence, Museo degli Argenti
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Astronomy in Florence from the "Specola" to the Arcetri Observatory
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2008

A brief history of Florentine astronomy in the 18th-19th centuries.

Galileo's Telescope: The Instrument that Changed the World
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2008

A virtual journey through the history of the telescope to understand the enormous impact the instrument had on science and society in the 17th century.

Ancient Gardens from Babylon to Rome
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2007

The typological evolution of the garden in the ancient world: from place of otium and leisure to place devoted to meditation, study and experimentation in the naturalist and technical spheres.

Ancient Gardens from Babylon to Rome, Florence, Limonaia of Boboli Gardens
Ancient Gardens from Babylon to Rome. The Roman horti, Florence, Limonaia of Boboli Gardens
Ancient Gardens from Babylon to Rome. Exhibition hall, Florence, Limonaia of Boboli Gardens
Ancient Gardens from Babylon to Rome. Exhibition hall, Florence, Limonaia of Boboli Gardens
Ancient Gardens from Babylon to Rome. Life-size reconstruction of the Pompeian garden of the House of the Vettii, Florence, Boboli Gardens
Ancient Gardens from Babylon to Rome.   Cupid with duck and cluster of grapes in the life-size reconstruction of the Pompeian garden of the House of the Vettii, Florence, Boboli Gardens
Ancient Gardens from Babylon to Rome. Life-size reconstruction of the Pompeian garden of the House of the Vettii, Florence, Boboli Gardens
Ancient Gardens from Babylon to Rome. Life-size reconstruction of the Pompeian viridarium of the House of the Painters at Work, Florence, Boboli Gardens
Ancient Gardens from Babylon to Rome. Life-size reconstruction of the Pompeian viridarium of the House of the Painters at Work, Florence, Boboli Gardens
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