The portal Archives of science, created by the Accademia nazionale delle scienze detta dei XL and by the Museo Nazionale della scienza e della tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci, offers a specific access to the historical-scientific component of the Italian archival heritage and allows the localization of the archives of scientific research institutions and of the scientist's personal papers. To the present day ca. 1500 archival collections preserved in Italy are registered and searchable in the Portal.
The Portal is open to new contributions and ready to include new descriptions of historical-scientific archives, with a view to their safeguard, use and dissemination.
The Museo Galileo contributes to the project giving access to a rich selection of bibliographic resources, which are related to the archives of science in general and to the archives of scientists and scientific institutions in particular.