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The instrument collections of the Museo Galileo in Florence are among the most important in the world. These collections preserve an eloquent testimony to the promotion of scientific research carried out, first, by the members of the Medici dynasty, then by the Grand Dukes of Lorraine.

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SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTS

Galileo at the museum

A look at the life of the Pisan scientist and his precious instruments and memorabilia preserved in the museum that bears his name.

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Temporary exhibition

From June 28 to September 15, 2024

PROPORTIONAL COMPASSES FROM THE 15TH TO THE 18TH CENTURY

Hundreds of historic pieces are on display, coming from the Bonn Arithmeum, the Hessen Kassel Heritage, the Rocca Collection in Bonn, the Delalande Collection in Paris, the Fondazione Pisa, and the Museo Galileo itself, on view alongside both original and facsimile volumes and reconstructions of proportional compasses, including several conceived by Leonardo da Vinci.

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