During the 18th and 19th centuries Tuscany was a crucial reference for scientific research and technological innovation in agricultural sciences, with particular regard to the modern plough. The exhibition highlights this overlooked topic of Tuscan history. Over sixty 19th-century models of tools for cultivating land are displayed side-by-side with a number of original iconographic documents. These instruments are significant examples of how scientific research can be applied to agriculture in order to optimize production as well as to better people’s quality of life.
A conference under the same title places the work of the chief protagonists of studies on the plough into the political, cultural and social context of early 19th-century Tuscany.
|10.04.2002 – 17.05.2002||Florence, Accademia dei Georgofili|