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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.
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.
The exhibition looks over the role of Tuscan scientific institutions in the world expositions from 1851 to 1911.
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.
A striking journey through the history of astronomy from ancient cosmogonic myths up to the threshold of modern science.
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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.
Magnificent 18th-century outfits, replicas of scientific instruments and antique books strikingly recreate Florence atmosphere during the Lorraine Age.