Temporary exhibitions

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Water as Microscope of Nature. Leonardo da Vinci’s Codex Leicester
Piero della Francesca: The Fascination of Perspective
Leonardo da Vinci. Anatomies: Machines, Human Body, Nature
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Galileo at the Politecnico. From Stars to Applied Sciences

2016

This exhibition features replicas of scientific instruments used by Museo Galileo’s staff to perform educational activities. Instruments from the historical collections of the Department of Applied Science and Technology at the Politecnico di Torino are also exhibited.

Nexus. Human-Machine Interaction in Contemporary Culture, Technology and Science
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2016

The exhibition presents the extraordinary achievements of current biorobotics research and shows the parallel paths of science and the collective imagination, from ancient mythology until today’s science fiction.

Nexus. Human-Machine Interaction in Contemporary Culture, Technology and Science. Automata and mass culture, Florence, Palazzo Medici Riccardi
Nexus. Human-Machine Interaction in Contemporary Culture, Technology and Science. Giuliano Vanghetti, Prototype of arm prosthesis, Florence, Palazzo Medici Riccardi
Nexus. Human-Machine Interaction in Contemporary Culture, Technology and Science, Florence, Palazzo Medici Riccardi
Nexus. Human-Machine Interaction in Contemporary Culture, Technology and Science. Robotic arm, Florence, Palazzo Medici Riccardi
Nexus. Human-Machine Interaction in Contemporary Culture, Technology and Science. Robotic hand, Florence, Palazzo Medici Riccardi
Nexus. Human-Machine Interaction in Contemporary Culture, Technology and Science. Toy robots, Florence, Palazzo Medici Riccardi
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Florence and World Expositions / World Expositions in Florence. Agriculture, Science and Food (1851-1911)

2015

The exhibition looks over the role of Tuscan scientific institutions in the world expositions from 1851 to 1911.

Officine Galileo: 150 Years of History and Technology
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2014

This exhibition has been organized to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the foundation of the Officine Galileo. It aims at outlining the history of a company that had a strong impact on the Florentine social and economic milieu and played a leading role in the history of science and technology in Florence.

Officine Galileo: 150 Years of History and Technology. Exhibition hall, Florence, Museo Galileo
Officine Galileo: 150 Years of History and Technology. Exhibition hall, Florence, Museo Galileo
Officine Galileo: 150 Years of History and Technology. Exhibition hall, Florence, Museo Galileo
Officine Galileo: 150 Years of History and Technology. Exhibition hall, Florence, Museo Galileo
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Archimedes: The Art and Science of Invention
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2013

An exhibition on the figure of Archimedes with models of the machines he invented and archaeological findings from the ancient Syracuse, where the scientist lived in third century BC.

Archimedes. The Art and Science of Invention. Exhibition hall, Rome, Musei Capitolini
Archimedes. The Art and Science of Invention. Exhibition hall, Rome, Musei Capitolini
Archimedes. The Art and Science of Invention. Exhibition hall, Rome, Musei Capitolini
Archimedes. The Art and Science of Invention. Exhibition hall, Rome, Musei Capitolini
Archimedes. The Art and Science of Invention. Exhibition hall, Rome, Musei Capitolini
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The Geometry of Illusion: Art Meets Science
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2012

Discovering the images “hidden” within the anamorphic sculptures and the optical toys created by Stella Battaglia and Gianni Miglietta.

Geometry of Illusion. Catoptric anamorphosis. Florence, Museo Galileo
Geometry of Illusion. Catoptric anamorphosis. Florence, Museo Galileo
 Geometry of Illusion. Optical anamorphosis. Florence, Museo Galileo Descrizione
Geometry of Illusion. The wall, optical anamorphosis. Florence, Museo Galileo
Geometry of Illusion. The wall, optical anamorphosis. Florence, Museo Galileo
Geometry of Illusion. Shadow play. Florence, Museo Galileo
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Kosmos: The Sky and the Stars from Antiquity to Galileo

2011

A striking journey through the history of astronomy from ancient cosmogonic myths up to the threshold of modern science.

Vinum Nostrum: Art, Science and Myths of Wine in Ancient Mediterranean Cultures
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2010

The multi-millennial history of the grapevine and wine throughout the Mediterranean area – from the origins of viticulture in the Near East to large-scale wine production in the Roman world.

Fashion and Science in Florence in the Age of Peter Leopold of Lorraine

2009

Magnificent 18th-century outfits, replicas of scientific instruments and antique books strikingly recreate Florence atmosphere during the Lorraine Age.

Fashion and Science in Florence in the Age of Peter Leopold of Lorraine. Period costume, Florence, Biblioteca delle Oblate
Fashion and Science in Florence in the Age of Peter Leopold of Lorraine. Period costumes, Florence, Biblioteca delle Oblate
Fashion and Science in Florence in the Age of Peter Leopold of Lorraine. Period costume, Florence, Biblioteca delle Oblate
Fashion and Science in Florence in the Age of Peter Leopold of Lorraine. Period costume, Florence, Biblioteca delle Oblate
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