Temporary exhibitions

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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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Before Leonardo: Culture of Machines in Renaissance Siena

1991

The extraordinary achievements of Sienese artist/engineers who gave rise to technological research of great originality in the 15th century.

The Temptation of Handicraft. Italian Handicrafts through History

1990

The multifaceted world of handicraft from historical roots to its role in contemporary economy and culture.

The Mill of Thought: From the Art of Memory to Neuroscience

1989

The transition from a philosophical analysis of brain functions to an anatomical physiological approach, up to the exciting developments of current research on the nervous system.

Restoring Scientific Instruments

1988

This exhibition aims to promote recovery, cataloguing and restoration of scientific instruments since scientific evidence of great historical importance has been lost in the past due to the lack of this sort of care.

Contemporary Botanical Drawing in Italy

1988

Organised to celebrate the hundredth anniversary of the Italian Botanical Society, the exhibition highlights the importance of botanical drawings as an aid to the scientific study of plants.

The World at Home: The First Forty Years of the Radio

1987

Over 350 radio apparatus illustrate the early years of radio technology from 1895 until the 1930s.

The Age of Galileo: The Golden Century of Tuscan Science

1987

The extraordinary scientific progress in 17th-century Florence and Tuscany: Galileo’s celestial discoveries, Torricelli’s invention of the barometer, and the experimentation activities of the Accademia del Cimento.

Measuring Man: Instruments, Theories and Practice of Anthropometry and Experimental Psychology between the 19th and 20th Centuries

1986

The exhibition illustrates a crucial stage of anthropology and experimental psychology, which was distinguished by the belief that physiological and psychological data could be exactly measured.

Measuring Man: Instruments, Theories and Practice of Anthropometry and Experimental Psychology between the 19th and 20th Centuries. Experimental psychology instruments, Florence, Museo di Storia della Scienza
Measuring Man: Instruments, Theories and Practice of Anthropometry and Experimental Psychology between the 19th and 20th Centuries. Experimental psychology instruments, Florence, Museo di Storia della Scienza
Measuring Man: Instruments, Theories and Practice of Anthropometry and Experimental Psychology between the 19th and 20th Centuries. Experimental psychology instruments, Florence, Museo di Storia della Scienza
Measuring Man: Instruments, Theories and Practice of Anthropometry and Experimental Psychology between the 19th and 20th Centuries. Exhibition hall dedicated to the "Measuring diversity" section, Florence, Museo di Storia della Scienza
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Glasses to See: Art, Science and Customs through the Evolution of Glasses

1985

Over a hundred ancient spectacles from the Carl Zeiss Foundation in Jena illustrate the main stages of technical and aesthetic evolution of this optical instrument from the 16th to 19th century.