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In 2016 Christine Gates, an Australian video artist, participated in an artist-in-residence program at the Museo Galileo. She took photographs of many of the instruments on display, then—in keeping with her creative inspiration—elaborated the pictures and edited them in sequence. The final outcome is a video of strong aesthetic impact that celebrates scientific wisdom of the past, with a special focus on the transmission of knowledge from the medieval Arabian world to the West.

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