Temporary exhibitions

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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
From Hell to the Empyrean. Dante's World between Science and Poetry
Leonardo da Vinci: Visions. Technological challenges of the Universal Genius
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Florence and World Expositions / World Expositions in Florence. Agriculture, Science and Food (1851-1911)

2015

The exhibition looks over the role of Tuscan scientific institutions in the world expositions from 1851 to 1911.

Officine Galileo: 150 Years of History and Technology
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2014

This exhibition has been organized to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the foundation of the Officine Galileo. It aims at outlining the history of a company that had a strong impact on the Florentine social and economic milieu and played a leading role in the history of science and technology in Florence.

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Archimedes: The Art and Science of Invention
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2013

An exhibition on the figure of Archimedes with models of the machines he invented and archaeological findings from the ancient Syracuse, where the scientist lived in third century BC.

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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
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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.