Temporary exhibitions

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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Time Matter Space: Measuring Instruments from Antiquity to the Present Day


Egyptian, Greek, Etruscan, and Roman instruments are evidence of the long journey of mankind towards precise measurements of dimensions and time.

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


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


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

Medicean Skies


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

Nel segno di Masaccio: The Invention of Perspective


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

Music at the Grand-Ducal Court


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


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


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.