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
Leonardo da Vinci: Visions. Technological challenges of the Universal Genius
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The Geometry of Illusion: Art Meets Science
Website

2012

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

Geometry of Illusion. Catoptric anamorphosis. Florence, Museo Galileo
Geometry of Illusion. Catoptric anamorphosis. Florence, Museo Galileo
 Geometry of Illusion. Optical anamorphosis. Florence, Museo Galileo Descrizione
Geometry of Illusion. The wall, optical anamorphosis. Florence, Museo Galileo
Geometry of Illusion. The wall, optical anamorphosis. Florence, Museo Galileo
Geometry of Illusion. Shadow play. Florence, Museo Galileo
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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.

Vinum nostrum. Section II "Egypt", Florence, Palazzo Pitti, Museo degli Argenti
Vinum nostrum. Section IV "Etruria", Florence, Palazzo Pitti, Museo degli Argenti
Vinum nostrum. Section V "Magna Graecia and the Italic world", Florence, Palazzo Pitti, Museo degli Argenti
Vinum nostrum. Section VI "The routes of Dionysos", Florence, Palazzo Pitti, Museo degli Argenti
Vinum nostrum. Section VI "The routes of Dionysos", Florence, Palazzo Pitti, Museo degli Argenti
Vinum nostrum. Section VI "The routes of Dionysos", Florence, Palazzo Pitti, Museo degli Argenti
Vinum nostrum. Section VII "Grapes and wine in Pompeii", Florence, Palazzo Pitti, Museo degli Argenti
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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.

Fashion and Science in Florence in the Age of Peter Leopold of Lorraine. Period costume, Florence, Biblioteca delle Oblate
Fashion and Science in Florence in the Age of Peter Leopold of Lorraine. Period costumes, Florence, Biblioteca delle Oblate
Fashion and Science in Florence in the Age of Peter Leopold of Lorraine. Period costume, Florence, Biblioteca delle Oblate
Fashion and Science in Florence in the Age of Peter Leopold of Lorraine. Period costume, Florence, Biblioteca delle Oblate
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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
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.

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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