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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From the Scribe Harpsichord to Electronic Typewriters: More than a Century of Typewriting

1985

The history of mechanical writing apparatus from the “scribe harpsichord,” that Giuseppe Ravizza patented in 1855, to the latest electromechanical and electronic typewriters.

Leopoldo Nobili’s Scientific Heritage: Theoretical Debate and the Role of Instruments in Early 19th-Century Physics

1984

The exhibition features the scientific instruments designed and made by Nobili, which were of paramount importance in 19th-century physics and electromagnetism.

1983

The exhibition pivots on Salvador Dalì’s aesthetic reflection on the Platonic solids associated with the four elements. Also on display are gold pieces coined by the Spanish artist to recall Sun King’s “Louis d’Or.”

The City of the Uffizi

1982

An exhibition highlighting the extraordinary variety and abundance of the collections of Florence museums.

Astrology, Magic and Alchemy in Florentine and European Renaissance

1980

A survey of 16th-century occult sciences which highlights the main role of Florence and the Medicean Court in Tuscany and throughout Europe.

The Renaissance of Science

1980

Sixteenth-century scientific culture in Tuscany and its relationship with contemporary Italian and European perspective: Medici’s scientific patronage, the flourishing of naturalistic studies, the rediscovery of Greek classics.