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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Ferri per guarire: Lancets and Surgical Instruments from the 18th and 19th Centuries

2002

Surgical instruments and treatises illustrate the development of surgery from the second half of the 18th century until it was finally acknowledged as an independent discipline in the 19th century.

Development of the Plough in Lorraine Tuscany

2002

The crucial role of Tuscany for scientific research and technological innovation in agricultural sciences during the 18th and 19th centuries.

Medicean Skies
Website

2002

Galileo's celestial discoveries and the development of the telescope.

Nel segno di Masaccio: The Invention of Perspective
Website

2001

The Tuscan artist's contributions to the development of perspective in figurative arts (in Italian onlystrong>).

Music at the Grand-Ducal Court

2001

The exhibition features the Medici and Lorraine collection of musical instruments housed in the Galleria dell’Accademia together with scientific apparatus.

Try and Try Again: The Cimento in the Museum of the History of Science

2001

A newly designed exhibition of the Accademia del Cimento’s glassware highlights the relationship of these splendid artefacts with scientific experiences made by the Academicians.

Theories of the Planets and Models of the Universe

2000

The exhibition features four wonderful “theories of the planets,” that is armillary spheres showing the planetary motion usually housed at the Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana in Florence.