ISI Florence and the Museo Galileo have recently signed an agreement that will offer our students the once in a life time opportunity to become Museo Galileo tour guides and ambassadors. We believe that ISI Florence students and faculty will highly benefit from the connection to this prestigious Institute.
The Galileo Museum is a little gem of scientific culture in the heart of Florence, founded in 1927 as the Institute of History of Science with the goal of collecting, cataloguing, and restoring scientific collections scattered around Italy.
In recent decades the Istituto e Museo di Storia della Scienza has experienced a strong expansion with the growth of visibility of its activities and the organization of temporary exhibitions, as well as with the impressive increase in library collections, the assiduous commitment to promoting research, the dense publication of journals and volumes and the massive investment in information and communication technology at the service of historical-scientific research.
The name Museo Galileo was adopted in 2010 after a radical renovation of the museum’s premises and contents.
On the first floor of the building the museum hosts the Medicean Collection of scientific instruments, begun by Cosimo I de’Medici in the XVI century, while on the second floor the exhibition continues with the Lorenese Collection, dating back to the late XVIII century.
While the Museo Galileo promotes the scientific heritage of the past, it also embraces the future by making the collections available through digital virtual tours and the planning activities specifically designed for schools.
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