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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Images of Science. Scientific photography in the collections of the Museo Galileo
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2017

In the 19th century the use of the new technique of photography led to noteworthy changes in the practice of science. Visitors to this exhibition can admire cameras, archival records, and photographs conserved by the Museo Galileo that testify to this change.

Images of Science. Scientific photography in the collections of the Museo Galileo. Exhibition hall
Images of Science. Scientific photography in the collections of the Museo Galileo. Exhibition hall
Images of Science. Scientific photography in the collections of the Museo Galileo. Exhibition hall
Images of Science. Scientific photography in the collections of the Museo Galileo. Showcase with antique photographic equipment
Images of Science. Scientific photography in the collections of the Museo Galileo. Showcase with antique photographic equipment
Images of Science. Scientific photography in the collections of the Museo Galileo. Exhibition hall
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Images of the Sky from Dante to Galileo

2017

This exhibition features ancient books from the Poppi Castle’s library and replicas of scientific instruments used by Museo Galileo’s staff to perform educational activities.

Fishing in the mud
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2016

This exhibition documents the 1966 flood of focusing a spotlight on the dramatic effects suffered by the then Istituto e Museo di Storia della Scienza and highlighting the salvage work and subsequent restoration of its antique scientific instruments.

Fishing in the mud. Section "The museum as it once was", Florence, Museo Galileo
Fishing in the mud. Chemical equipment, Florence, Museo Galileo
Fishing in the mud. Antique bicycles saved from the flood, Florence, Museo Galileo
Fishing in the mud. Edison's phonograph, Florence, Museo Galileo
Fishing in the mud. Wax obstetric models , Florence, Museo Galileo
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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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