On the occasion of the celebrations for the seven hundred years since the death of Dante Alighieri (1321), the collaboration between Museo Galileo and the Uffizi Galleries has been renewed for the exhibition From Hell to the Empyrean. Dante’s World between Science and Poetry, that will run at Palazzo Pitti from December 14, 2021 to March 6, 2022 (postponed until May 29, 2022).
Taking its cue from Galileo’s academic lectures on the measurement and site of Dante’s Inferno – where the scientist defined the poet “chorographer and architect” – the exhibition will frame Dante’s scientific skills in the culture of his time, tracing the profile of the poet as a physicist, abbacist, ‘geologist’ and cosmographer.
The sections of the exhibition ideally replicate the tripartite division of the Divine Comedy. The exhibition features original works, that include manuscripts, prints, engravings, world maps and scientific instruments, together with large three-dimensional models, immersive multimedia projections and high-definition facsimiles.
An illustrated catalogue will be published in both Italian and English editions and a website will make it possible to virtually tour the exhibition and go into the many topics dealt with thoroughly.
The exhibition is sponsored by the Italian Comitato Nazionale per la celebrazione dei 700 anni dalla morte di Dante Alighieri.