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Sansepolcro (AR), Museo Civico (14.03.2019 - 24.02.2020)
A new venue of the exhibition at the Museo Civico in Sansepolcro.
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.
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.