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