Leonardo da Vinci and Perpetual Motion

Florence, Museo Galileo, 10 October 2019 – 12 January 2020

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The exhibition presents to the general public the findings of the research project “Science, history, society in Italy. From Leonardo to Galileo to the ‘houses’ of innovation”, promoted and supported by the Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research.

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Curated by

Juliana Barone and Andrea Bernardoni

Scientific committee

Juliana Barone

Andrea Bernardoni

Paolo Galluzzi

Joel McKim

General coordinator

Museo Galileo: Laura Manetti

Exhibition films

Concept and texts

Juliana Barone and Andrea Bernardoni

Production

Museo Galileo Multimedia Department: Jacopo Tonini (coordinator), Luisa Barattin, Fabio Corica, Samuel Taddei, Daniela Vespoli

Ravensbourne University: Mike Smith (coordinator), Alexander Collinson, Nick Lambert, Jazz Razool

Website

Museo Galileo Web Unit: Iolanda Rolfo (coordinator), Leonardo Curioni, Elena Fani, Roberta Massaini

Digital library

Museo Galileo: Stefano Casati (coordinator), Sabina Bernacchini, Susanna Cimmino, Francesca Fares, Silvia Paoli, Adele Pocci

Digital archive

Concept

Juliana Barone, Andrea Bernardoni, Nick Lambert

Production

Ravensbourne University: Nick Lambert

Museo Galileo: Lorenzo Battistini (editor), Fabio Corica, Samuel Taddei

Image research

Museo Galileo: Sabina Bernacchini, Susanna Cimmino, Silvia Paoli

Exhibition texts

Andrea Bernardoni, Sara Bonechi, Giorgio Strano

English translation of the exhibition texts

Jonathan Mandelbaum

Exhibition design

Guicciardini & Magni Architetti

Graphic design

RovaiWeber design

Exhibition production

Opera Laboratori Fiorentini–Civita

Installation management

Opera Laboratori Fiorentini–Civita: Piero Castri

Technical coordinator

Museo Galileo: Teresa Saviori

Digital systems and projection equipment

Opera Laboratori Fiorentini–Civita: Alessandro Modena

Models

Concept

Andrea Bernardoni e Alexander Neuwahl

Construction

Artes Mechanicae: Alexander Neuwahl, Alberto Fabiani

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3D-printing models

Concept

Andrea Bernardoni

3D modelling

Museo Galileo Multimedia Department: Jacopo Tonini (coordinator), Luisa Barattin, Fabio Corica, Samuel Taddei

3D printing

Maker House di Alessio Bigini

Augmented reality

Concept

Juliana Barone, Andrea Bernardoni, Jacopo Tonini

3D modelling

Museo Galileo–Laboratorio multimediale: Jacopo Tonini (coordinamento), Luisa Barattin, Fabio Corica, Samuel Taddei

Software development

WitAPP srl: Iacopo Checcacci, Nicholas Tangel, Lorenzo Giusti


Facsimiles

Philobiblion di Claudius Schettino

Communication and promotion

Opera Laboratori Fiorentini–Civita: Mariella Becherini

Press office

Opera Laboratori Fiorentini–Civita: Salvatore La Spina

Acknowledgements

Alberto Andreini, Federica Bassi, Roberto Bonaccini, Simone Bonaccini, Elisa Bonaiuti, Elisa Di Renzo, Giulia Fiorenzoli, Gianna Gheri, Simone Ghiori, Elena Montali, Daniele Petrucci, Stefano Pinzauti, Paolo Sereni

Website texts

Andrea Bernardoni, in collaboration with Alexander Neuwahl (“Model of an hydromechanical perpetual wheel”) and Giorgio Strano (section After Leonardo, with the exception of “Jacob Leupold, Perpetual overbalanced wheel with spheres” and “George Linton, New method of impelling machinery without the aid of steam, water, wind, air, or fire”)