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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The Line of the Sun
Website

2007

An ideal itinerary through the city of Florence to visit its monumental gnomons. The census of Florentine sundials is available online.

The Mind of Leonardo: The Universal Genius at Work
Website

2006

Thanks to artworks, reconstructions and films, the exhibition explores the very mode of thinking of the "universal genius" and his unitary conception of knowledge as the effort to assimilate the laws governing the operations of man and nature.

The Mind of Leonardo: The Universal Genius at Work. Exhibition hall with the model of the ornithopter, Florence, Galleria degli Uffizi
The Mind of Leonardo: The Universal Genius at Work. Exhibition hall dedicated to the project for the construction of the Sforza monument, Florence, Galleria degli Uffizi
The Mind of Leonardo: The Universal Genius at Work. Exhibition hall of section IV, "The grammar of forms: proportion and analogy", Florence, Galleria degli Uffizi
The Mind of Leonardo: The Universal Genius at Work. Exhibition hall of section IV, "The grammar of forms: proportion and analogy", Florence, Galleria degli Uffizi
The Mind of Leonardo: The Universal Genius at Work. In the foreground the model of the Water organ, Florence, Galleria degli Uffizi
The Mind of Leonardo: The Universal Genius at Work. Exhibition hall of section V, "The Motion: the universal agent", Florence, Galleria degli Uffizi
The Mind of Leonardo: The Universal Genius at Work. Exhibition hall of section V, "The Motion: the universal agent", Florence, Galleria degli Uffizi
The Mind of Leonardo: The Universal Genius at Work. Exhibition hall of section VI, "The Science of Painting", Florence, Galleria degli Uffizi
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Relativity from Galileo to Einstein

2005

An interactive exhibition running through the steps which led to the birth of contemporary physics.

Relativity from Galileo to Einstein. Exhibition hall, Florence, Museo di Storia della Scienza
Relativity from Galileo to Einstein. Exhibition hall, Florence, Museo di Storia della Scienza
Relativity from Galileo to Einstein. Exhibition hall, Florence, Museo di Storia della Scienza
Relativity from Galileo to Einstein. Coil-magnet interaction, Florence, Museo di Storia della Scienza
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The Shapes of Numbers: A History of Polyhedrons from Plato to Poinsot, Passing through Luca Pacioli

2005

A striking journey through the shapes of numbers covering the period from Euclid’s codification (3rd century BC) to the threshold of non-Euclidean geometry (19th century).

The Shapes of Numbers: A History of polyhedrons from Plato to Poinsot, passing through Luca Pacioli. Exhibition hall, Florence, Museo di Storia della Scienza
The Shapes of Numbers: A History of polyhedrons from Plato to Poinsot, passing through Luca Pacioli. Exhibition hall, Florence, Museo di Storia della Scienza
The Shapes of Numbers: A History of polyhedrons from Plato to Poinsot, passing through Luca Pacioli. Model of Kepler's Mysterium cosmographicum,  Florence, Museo di Storia della Scienza
The Shapes of Numbers: A History of polyhedrons from Plato to Poinsot, passing through Luca Pacioli. Wall with polyhedra, Florence, Museo di Storia della Scienza
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Beautiful Minds. Nobel Prizes: A Century of Creativity
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2004

The centennial exhibition of the Nobel Prize (in Italian only).

Beautiful Minds. Nobel Prizes: A Century of Creativity. The parade of photographs of the Nobel Prize winners, Florence, Palazzo Strozzi
Beautiful Minds. Nobel Prizes: A Century of Creativity. Nobel's home in Sanremo, called "Mio Nido", Florence, Palazzo Strozzi
Beautiful Minds. Nobel Prizes: A Century of Creativity. The room devoted to Italian Nobel laureates, Florence, Palazzo Strozzi
Beautiful Minds. Nobel Prizes: A Century of Creativity. Installation on Alfred Nobel's death, Florence, Palazzo Strozzi
Beautiful Minds. Nobel Prizes: A Century of Creativity. The Nobel banquet, Florence, Palazzo Strozzi
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Machina Mundi: Images and Measures of the Cosmos from Copernicus to Newton
Website

2004

A journey through the universe illustrating the various representations elaborated by astronomers and scientists between the 16th and 18th centuries.

Leonardo's Automobile
Website

2004

Digital reconstructions and working models of Leonardo da Vinci's self-propelled cart (in Italian only).

Vitrum: Glass between Science and Art in the Roman World
Website

2004

The making of glass objects and devices as a contribution to increasing the scientific and technological knowledge of antiquity and a basis for the “scientific” rediscovery of this material in the Renaissance.

Cycling through Time
Website

2004

The most important phases in the development of two-wheeled vehicles, emphasizing their political and symbolic meaning in the context in which they appeared.