Firenze Scienza is the title of a spectacular scientific festival that unifies four different exhibitions in four different prestigious institutions…
…located in the city centre of Florence, where the most important european scientific collections are preserved: Museum of the History of Science (in to the future it will be called Museum Galileo), Museum of Natural History (also known as Specola), Science and Technical Foundation, Medici Riccardi Palace.
The main purpose of this festival is to remember the period (the first half of 19th century) when Florence became one of the european capital cities for the scientific knowledge. The four “Florence Science” exhibitions propose a fascinating journey into the past of Florence, rich of discoveries and promises, with a particular focus on the three decades that goes from the Cassa di Risparmio foundation to 1859, when Lorraine family left Tuscany.
Museum of the History of Science - Piazza dei Giudici, 1
“The Physics in Florence in the 19th cent.” by Simone Contardi and Mara Miniati.
The development of physics subjects during the Imperial Royal Museum of Physics and Natural History (founded by grand duke Pietro Leopoldo in 1775). Personalities, instruments, documents and curiosities.
Museum of Natural History – University of Florence
Zoological Dept. La Specola – Via Romana, 17
“The Galileo’s tribune and the florentine Specola” by Fausto Barbagli.
Botanical and anatomical waxworks, naturalistic manufacts, telescopes, working models and films about the astronomy development in the 19th century.
Science and Technical Foundation – Via Giusti, 29
“The teaching of the Science in the 19th cent.” by Paolo Brenni, Anna Giatti, Guido Gori.
From the Lorraine collections: the machines and the rich equipments to teach science.
Medici Riccardi Palace - Via Cavour 3
“Florence 1829. Art, science and society” by Silvestra Bietoletti.
Paintings, sculptures, drawnings, furnishings and scientifica instruments coming from italian museums and institutions and private collections that explain the urbanistic situation, the philanthropic interests of collecting and the progresses of Florence before the Risorgimento.
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