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28 November 2017 - 14:07    Stampa la notizia: The Medicis as Art Collectors
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Eventi The Medicis as Art Collectors

Exhibition on Leopoldo de' Medici

On the occasion of the Exhibition

Leopoldo de' Medici, principe dei collezionisti
Palazzo Pitti - Tesoro dei Granduchi (formerly Museo degli Argenti)
from 7 November 2017 to 28 January 2018

The Library will present three antique volumes of the Medici-Lorraine Collection that belong to the Sciences Library and are kept at the Galileo Museum since 1980.

These are 3 works dating back to the 17th century, completely digitized and made available in the Digital Library at the Galileo Museum:

The exhibition, set up to commemorate the fourth centenary of the birth of cardinal Leopoldo de’ Medici,  is curated by Valentina Conticelli, Riccardo Gennaioli and Maria Sframeli. It celebrates the refined art collector that was Leopoldo, besides being a passionate scholar of the sciences and humanities. He attended the Accademia della Crusca (the academy for the study and preservation of the Italian language) and he promoted the work of the Accademia del Cimento.

Throughout the years he put together a polyedric collection of rare books (thanks to the counsel of Magliabechi), paintings, drawings, statues, coins, scientific instruments (such as the telescopes the belonged to Galileo, who was a friend of his). All these precious works enriched even further the Medicis' collections.

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