Temporary exhibitions

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Building a Masterpiece: Trajan’s Column
Leonardo and His Books: The Universal Genius’ Library
Leonardo da Vinci and Perpetual Motion
Leonardo da Vinci: Visions. Technological challenges of the Universal Genius
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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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The Line of the Sun
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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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