Esposizioni e Didattica
Online Exhibits
Catalogo Multimediale Museo

Multimedia Museum Catalogue
This online Catalogue of Museum presents a 3D virtual visit of the rooms where more than 1200 pieces of its permanent collection can be viewer in color images accompanied by detailed descriptions.The user can also access short biographies, explore theme visits and view short educational animations.

Galileo: Images of the Universe from Antiquity to the Telescope Galileo. Images of the universe from antiquity to the telescope
The major exhibition held at Palazzo Strozzi (Florence) in the Galilean Year Celebrations.
Catalogo Multimediale Museo

Galileo e l'universo dei suoi libri (in italian only)

Places of Scientific Interest in Tuscany

Scientific Itineraries in Tuscany
Itineraries of the most significant places of historical-scientific interest throughout the region of Tuscany.

The Meidici and Science

The Medici and Science. Instruments and Machines in the Grand-Ducal Collections
The exhibit highlights the marriage between art, science and political power, emphasising the prominent role that physical-mathematical disciplines played in Tuscany during the 16th-17th century.

Astronomy in Florence from the "Specola" to the Arcetri Observatory

Astronomy in Florence from the "Specola" to the Arcetri Observatory
Brief history of Florentine astronomy

Il telescopio di Galileo

Galileo's Telescope. The Instrument that Changed the World
A virtual journey through the history of the telescope to comprehend the enormous impact the instrument had on science and society in the 17th century.

Benozzo Gozzoli

Benozzo Gozzoli. The life, works and techniques.
An overview on the life and works of Benozzo Gozzoli with special reference to the painting techniques and modern methods of restoration.

Mathematics Rooms

Mathematics Rooms (in Italian only)
The project presents the virtual reconstruction of the Medicean collection of scientific instruments in its original location in the Uffizi Gallery.

Leonardo and the Engineers of the Renaissance

The Mind of Leonardo - the Universal Genius at Work
An exploration of the work and processes of the "Universal Genius" through text, images, reconstructions and animations.

Leonardo and the Engineers of the Renaissance

Leonardo and the Engineers of the Renaissance
The machines, technical devices and constructions of Leonardo da Vinci, Brunelleschi and the Sienese engineers of the Renaissance.

Ancient gardens from Babylon to Rome

Ancient gardens from Babylon to Rome
The typological evolution of the garden in the ancient world: from a place dedicated to otium and leisure to a place devoted to meditation, study and experimentation in the naturalist and technical spheres.

The Line of the Sun

The Line of the Sun
An ideal itinerary through the city of Florence to visit the places of monumental gnomons. The Census of Florentine sundials is available online.

The Life and work of Galileo

The Life and work of Galileo
A virtual tridimensional exploration.

Court Scientists

Court Scientists
The art of experimentation in the Accademia Galileiana del Cimento (1657-1667).

Michael of Rhodes

Michael of Rhodes
Life, voyages, sea battles, scientific knowledge and manuscripts of Michael of Rhodes, mariner aboard Venetian ships in the 15th Century.

Mille anni di scienza in Italia

Mille Anni di Scienza in Italia (in Italian only)
Chronology of the major historical events of scientific interest in Italy through the course of the last millenium, subdivided by area of discipline.

Evangelista Torricelli

Evangelista Torricelli and Horror Vacui?
The discovery of the weight of air or the existence of the void.

Historical Pharmacies in Tuscany

Historical Pharmacies in Tuscany (in Italian only)
Descriptions of the architectural elements, furnishings, scientific equipment and endowments of the historical pharmacies in Tuscany.

Homo Faber

Homo Faber
Pompeii: Nature, Science and Technology in a Roman Town

Nel segno di Masaccio

Nel segno di Masaccio - The invention of perspective (in Italian only)
The Tuscan artist's contributions to the development of perspective in the figurative arts.

Medicean Skies

Medicean Skies
XII Week of Scientific Culture in Tuscany

Census of Scientific Collections in Tuscany

Census of Scientific Collections in Tuscany (in Italian only)
Census of the Tuscan institutions that conserve scientific collections of historial interest.

Cycling through Time

Cycling through Time
Exhibition of antique bicycles.


Glass between Art and Science in the Roman World

Galilean Itineraries in Tuscany (in Italian only)
Places, documents and personalities related to Gaileo.

Leonardo's Automobile (in Italian only)
A project to reconstruct digital and functional models of Leonardo da Vinci's self-propelled cart.

Machina Mundi
Images and Measures of the Cosmos from Copernicus to Newton

Beautiful Minds

Beautiful Minds
The Nobel Prize - a Century of Creativity (in Italian only)

Educational Activities

We would like to remind you that the Institute and Museum of the History of Science is currently partially closed due to the major restoration of the halls that normally host its permanent collections. The inauguration of the Museum's restored halls is planned for the Spring of 2010. At that time the museum will change its name to Museo Galileo.

Attività didattiche in altre sedi Visiting the Museum with your school
Educational activities for school visitors.
Attività didattiche in altre sedi Visiting the Museum with family or friends
Educational activities for visitors.
Attività didattiche in altre sedi The laboratories
Proposals for school and home visitors.
Attivitą didattiche on-line Educational online tools
A great auxiliary tool for all students to learn about the Museum's collections on the web.
Eventi speciali Special Events
National and international events with the participation of the Institute and Museum of the History of Science.


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