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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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.

The Birth of Physiotherapy in Florence: The Gabbrielli Bacci Donation on Display

1999

Machines for physical therapy and rehabilitation made between the 19th and 20th centuries bear witness to the popularization of physiotherapy in Florence.

Homo Faber: Nature, Science and Technology in Ancient Pompeii
Website

1999

The extraordinary naturalistic, scientific and technical knowledge that had been accumulated in Pompeii and the Roman world at the time of the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD.

Ancient Clocks of the Ruscitti Collection

1998

The exhibition shows twenty-five precious clocks. Most of them are pocket watches made by prestigious European clockmakers between the late 16th and 19th centuries.