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Felice FontanaFelice Fontana and his Museum

On the occasion of the bicentenary of the death of Felice Fontana (1730-1805), one of the first Italian scientists to achieve international renown, the Institute and Museum of the History of Science and the Natural History Museum of the University of Florence are presenting a series of lectures (in Italian) that will take place in the Tribuna di Galileo in the Florence Natural History Museum – "La Specola" Zoology Department (Via Romana 17, Florence) from November 16 to December 7, 2005, according to the following schedule:

November 16, 5:00 p.m.
Simone Contardi
La nascita del Museo di Fisica e Storia Naturale ("The Birth of the Museum of Physics and Natural History")

November, 23, 5:00 p.m.
Curzio Cipriani
Le collezioni naturalistiche ("The Naturalistic Collections")

November 30, 5:00 p.m.
Renato Pasta
Cosmopolitismo e scienze nell'opera di Giovanni Fabbroni ("Cosmopolitanism and Science in the Work of Giovanni Fabbroni")

December 7, 5:00 p.m.
Mara Miniati
Macchine e modelli: il Gabinetto fisico ("Machines and Models: the Physical Lab")

The initiative, sponsored by the Accademia Roveretana degli Agiati and the Civic Museum of Rovereto, takes place in conjunction with the exhibition Omaggio a Felice Fontana ("Tribute to Felice Fontana" - October 15, 2005 – February 19, 2006), organized by the Civic Museum of Rovereto and curated by Renato Mazzolini and Marta Poggesi.

For information:

freccia Institute and Museum of the History of Science: 055 265 3123

freccia Florence Natural History Museum – “La Specola” zoology department : 055 228 8251

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