Events and exhibitions archive

Initiatives and exhibitions, both physical and virtual, highlight the rich collections in the different locations in which the Library is divided. The Library also participates in the initiatives promoted during the annual Scienzestate event, sponsored by the University of Florence for science dissemination.


Scienzestate at the Science Campus
Science Library labs presented at the Scienzestate summer event during special opening days of the Science Campus facilities
Science pills from Instagram
ScienzeGram: Science pills from Instagram
Archive of posts curated by the Science Library, published on the Instagram channel of the University Library System

Virtual exhibitions

Pier Antonio Micheli: from excursions to manuscripts
an exhibition on the figure and work of botanist Micheli and the collections owned by the Science Library. 11 December 2018 - 9 March 2019 (extended)
Italian scientists between the Risorgimento and Unification: a brief tour of the Science Library’s collections. Exhibition on the documentation of Risorgimento activities
Darwinian Editions of Science Library: 24 November 1859 - 24 November 2009: 150 years since the publication of On the origin of the species

Exhibitions and Displays

A volume by Paolo Mantegazza on display at the Uffizi
Rooms with a View. Aby Warburg, Florence and the Laboratory of Images Galleria degli Uffizi, Piazzale degli Uffizi 6, Firenze. 18 september - 09 december 2023.
"The Atlas of the expression of pain" by Paolo Mantegazza from the Science Library - Anthropology on display at the Uffizi
The Arno river told by the geologist Tommaso Beni
Arno, a river that you must live Sciences Library - Sciences Campus, Via Bernardini 6, Sesto Fiorentino (FI). 4 october 2023.
The Arno river told by the geologist Tommaso Beni
Maps on show at the Sciences Campus
Talking maps: reading the territory with maps - "Along the Arno" Sciences Library - Sciences Campus, Via Bernardini 6, Sesto Fiorentino (FI). 20 june - 30 october 2023.
Maps on show at the Sciences Campus
Dalí, Magritte, Man Ray and surrealism at the MUDEC in Milan
Dalí, Magritte, Man Ray and surrealism Mudec, Museo delle culture. Via Tortona, 56, 20144 Milan. 22 march - 30 july 2023.
Documents from the Anthropology Library at the exhibition of the Museo delle Culture
Seta - Palazzo Ferragamo
Silk Ferragamo Museum, Palazzo Spini Feroni, Piazza Santa Trinita 5/R, 50123 Florence. 7 December 2019 - 13 April 2022. In the exhibition, ancient volumes of the Botany branch dialogue with precious and colorful scarves by Ferragamo
Palazzo Davanzati Mostra
Beauty and noble ornaments in seventeenth-century fashion and decor Museo di Palazzo Davanzati, Via Porta Rossa 13, Florence. 7 December 2019 - 13 April 2020. On display is a valuable volume from the Botany Library collection
La fauna avicola nel parco della Piana di Sesto
The birdlife at Parco della Piana Science Library - Science Campus, Via Bernardini 6, Sesto Fiorentino. 15 February - 20 April 2018
Collezionismo mediceo
Medici collecting Florence Pitti Palace, Treasures of the Grand Dukes, 7 November 2017 - 28 January 2018 (extended to 25 February 2018)
La rivelazione del Tibet a Pistoia
The revelation of Tibet in Pistoia. Ippolito Desideri and Italian scientific exploration in the lands closest to the sky
Pistoia Palazzo Sozzifanti, 14 October - 10 December 2017 (extended to 7 January 2018)
Bicentenary of Giuseppe Raddi's journey to Brazil 1817-2017 Florence Auditorium Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze, Thursday, 5 October 2017, 9 am-4 pm
Undiscovered treasures of Sciences: satellite display of the exhibition "Undiscovered Treasures" at the venues of Anthropology, Botany and Science Campus, 10 April - 6 June 2017
The spirit of Arcetri Conference on the inauguration of the Institute of Physics, Florence, Garbasso building Arcetri, 5 November 2021
Astronomy and physics in Florence Florence Museum of Natural History “La Specola,” Via Romana, 17 - 22 December 2016 - 19 March 2017
Physics at Arcetri: from the birth of the Royal University to the racial laws Florence Exhibition Hall of the Municipal Historical Archives at 35 Via dell’Oriuolo, from 25 May to 30 September 2016
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Archimeeting at Mathematics Archival holdings of the Mathematics Library visited by Archimeeting - ANAI. Florence, Mathematics Library - Wednesday, 6 April 2016
Schiff 100 years after his passing Hugo Schiff, a century after his passing (1915-2015), commemorated in the Seminar ‘A protagonist of Bettino Ricasoli’s dream for Florence, “Athens of Italy.” Hugo Schiff (1834-1915)’ - 14 December 2015 Florence - Auditorium of Palazzo Panciatichi
The Whole Man Taken Together. Florence Capital of Italy and the Birth of Integral Anthropology Exhibition in collaboration with the Museum of Natural History - Anthropology Section. From 16 October through 20 November at the Anthropology Library. Display of books, manuscripts, and objects collected for his research and the Museum established in 1869. Guided tours: 6, 13, and 20 November 2015, 12:30-1:00 pm. Exhibition brochure
The Correspondence of Philip Barker Webb: the digitized archive of an English explorer, naturalist, and botanist, Florentine by adoption. Exhibition on Philip Barker Webb, Thursday, 3 October 2013, at the Botany Library
The Book's Dress: an exhibition of the Science Library's fine bindings. Exhibition from 15 October to 30 November 2012 at the Botany Library. Browse the catalogue
Human adaptation to the Amazon rainforest - the Yanomami: 12 May 2011, talk at the Anthropology Library
antropologia-fotografica.jpgMan Objective - The photographic anthropology of Paolo Mantegazza: book exhibition at the Anthropology Library, 4 December 2010 - 28 February 2011
The history of Philip Barker Webb's nature collection 12 and 20 October 2010, guided tour of the Botany Library collection (Herbarium and Webb collection)
Beccari Archive inventory presentation 8 November 2009, presentation of the volume “The Archives of Odoardo Beccari. Naturalistic investigations in the late 1800s and early 1900s” related to the Beccari Archive held at the Botany Library


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