From April 22,2015
A major exhibition dedicated to the changes that have marked the way we eat and the complexity of the food system.
The protagonists are the people: each of us in his/her relationship with food. Food production professionals, researchers and industry experts, teenagers and adults were all involved in the design of the exhibition.
March 30, 2017 – May 31, 2018
Pet 2.0 is robotic creature.
Its behaviours evolve through the interaction with viewers and they are communicated through movement, sound and light.
Pet 2.0 is like a house pet: it stimulates curiosity, play and the exchange of emotions between man and robot. It is part of an on-going research exploring our emotional relationships with intelligent machines.
The installation is part of the educational project Make your Tech, funded by CISCO Foundation.
The goal is to explore the use of electronic media and open source technologies such as creative and expressive tools, working at the intersection of art, science, technology and design.
April 20, 2017 – June 20, 2017
A photo exhibition dedicated to the scientific role of women in space.
On display photos taken around the world, from Nairobi to Moscow, from Bangalore to Monaco, from the Atacama Desert to the outskirts of Izmir. Sipa press photographers portray three different generations of scientists, researchers, and students in different socio-economic contexts.
March 30, 2017 – May 1, 2017
The Transformers created by Montenegrin artist Danilo Baletic peacefully invade the National Museum of Science and Technology. These gigantic creations are inspired by the famous Transformers, alien robots that can disguise themselves by transforming into vehicles. First stop of a world tour, from March 3 to May 1, the exhibition Transformers Art, promoted by Baha Fine Art, will be visible to the public of the Museum. The majestic sculptures are made with materials recovered from landfills, with the intent to draw attention to the issue of waste as a resource.
For the Museum it is a new opportunity to get involved in bringing their space exhibit that makes the experience of visiting the most curious and original. Danilo Baletic’s transformers stimulate the attention and imagination surrounding many of the topics presented by the Museum: from sustainability to robotics, from the man-machine relationship to the creative reuse of materials.
April 11, 2017 – May 1, 2017
The exhibition "Colours of the Higgs Boson" comprises the works produced by the Milanese high school students involved in school-work project "Art & Science across Italy" of the CREATIONS network in the Horizon 2020 funding programme organized by the National Institute of Nuclear Physics and CERN.
The works produced by students will be on display together with those of CERN's art collection Art@CMS inspired by the experiment taking place at the CERN Laboratory for Particle Physics.
The "Art & Science across Italy" project is divided into three phases: 1. training seminars and meetings in schools, INFN labs at the Milan university and guided tours of local art and science museums; 2. groups of three students create an artistic composition on one of the suggested scientific topics supported by INFN experts, the University and the Academy of Fine Arts; 3. students participate in an exhibition where their works are exhibited alongside those of the art collection ART@CMS.
Milan is the first exhibition location. The project also involves the cities of Naples, Florence, Padua and Venice, with a total of 107 classes and 2,980 students involved.
Friday, April 28 at 2.30 pm, the award ceremony of the six winning works of students from Milan will take place at the Museum.
To participate in the event:
(Registration will be open from April 7 at 9.00 am)
All information about the initiative: https://web.infn.it/artandscience
April 2, 2016 – September 12, 2016
The exhibition is the result of a cycle of meetings on the climate system of the river Po basin that go under the name of “Studiare il futuro già accaduto” (Studying the future that already happened) with the aim of fostering a shared reflection among different fields of knowledge: on nature and mankind, on a local and global scale, across generations.
From May 9, 2015
In Rome from September 30 to November 2, 2014, the exhibition is divided into six main chapters (ice, water, atmosphere, agriculture and forests, deserts, cities) with satellite images and video installations regarding the most beautiful and remote parts of Earth.
On display at the Museum a selection of shots from the "Agriculture and Forests" section, documenting the processes of de-forestation and the conversion of forests into agricultural land, rice fields, olive groves and agriculture. An example of how satellites can contribute to the management of agricultural areas and crop forecasting.
Curated by Viviana Panaccia, promoted by ESA (European Space Agency) in collaboration with ASI (Agenzia Spaziale International), the Italian Presidency of the EU Council and the European Commission.
September 23, 2015 – March 31, 2016
A photo exhibition presenting 45 pictures by Enrico De Santis, telling the story of the nature and history of Nepal. A project in honour of the people of this country. A photographic journey through the amazing nature of the Himalaya and the technology of a scientific lab on the roof of the world.
September 10, 2015 – January 10, 2016
Neurosciences and telemedicine, human genome sequencing and robotic surgery: what will the medicine of the future by like? The exhibition features the main achievements of medicine through the genius, passion and intuitions of a number of medical scientists.
Exhibition produced with the help of a scientific committee of excellence: Mario Carminati, Director of the Adult Congenital Heart Disease and Pediatric Cardiology at the IRCCS Policlinico San Donato in Milan; Marco Leonardi, Professor of Neuroradiology at the University of Bologna; Anna Moles, Scientific Director of Genomnia; Franco Molteni, Director of the Unit Complex Rehabilitation Medicine of Villa Beretta Costamasnaga – Lecco; Pantaleo Romanelli, Scientific Director of ab medica.
Monday, December 28, the exhibition will be closed (for technical reasons).
September 10, 2015 – January 6, 2016
The Museum and the Shanghai International Culture Association are proud to present the major exhibition “Cai Guo¬Qiang: Peasant da Vincis” by the New York based Chinese-born artist.
The exhibition features handcrafted machines such as an aircraft carrier, submarines, aircrafts, flying saucers, and robots invented by Chinese peasants and collected by Cai over the years.
June 24, 2012 – December 31, 2015
A temporary exhibition dedicated to the history of computing and information technology, presenting its most significant phases, its most representative characters, the machines and the most important technological innovations that have characterized it.
April 22, 2015 – November 1, 2015
A temporary exhibition developed by Museon for the Dutch Government, to discover more about innovations in the Dutch food industry. Connected to Expo 2015.
August 27, 2015 – September 20, 2015
“Sustenance: Chicago and the Food Chain” is a visual exploration of the realities of food access in Chicago and the surrounding region for local children and their families in school, at home, and in their communities. Amanda Rivkin’s photography contextualizes Chicago’s place within national and global agricultural policies and highlights the many innovative programs working to improve nutritional practices from farm to table to school lunch counter. This Italian installation will also feature a spotlight on sustainable environmental and agricultural practices in the Midwest as documented by young Chicago student photographers from the city’s Marwen art school.
Amanda Rivkin is an American photographer whose work has been published in The Financial Times, Foreign Policy, Le Monde, The London Sunday Times Magazine, The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, Newsweek, TIME, and others. Her work has received many honors including recognition from the Fulbright Program and the National Geographic Society.
Presented with support from the U.S. Consulate General in Milan
June 17, 2015 – September 6, 2015
For the Universal Exhibition, the Italian Touring Club and the City of Milan, in collaboration with the National Museum of Science and Technology, present a reflection in images about how the city has changed in the 109 years that separate the two universal events.
In the first section of the exhibition the video “The city is born” tells the story of industrial spaces, renewed public places, dedication to work, study, sport and culture.
The second part “Prospects, faces and chiaroscuro” depicts the city in 20 large-format images by photographer Francesco Radino, passionate yet extraordinary rigorous.
Promoters: Italian Touring Club and the City of Milan
Technological partner: Epson
June 5, 2015 – July 5, 2015
Photographs from one of the world’s most admired photojournalists, Steve McCurry. The exhibition features images taken while on assignment to coffee-growing communities around the world. From the foothills of the Andes to the slopes of Kilimanjaro, his vibrant colour images document the realities of life for the people working at the source of this familiar commodity. Photographs range from Colombia, Honduras, Peru, Brazil, Ethiopia, Tanzania, India and Vietnam, and they include portraits of children, workers and everyday community life, alongside stunning natural landscapes.
April 9, 2015 – May 3, 2015
A photo exhibition by Malena Mazza made for CiAL. On display 20 photographs in which aluminium packaging is the undisputed and indispensable protagonist of the safe consumption of food or drink. A research to promote the reduction of food waste. But also a material used in fashion and design, or reinterpreted in unusual contexts.
Main partner: CIAL – Consorzio Nazionale per il Recupero e il Riciclo dell’Alluminio
September 19, 2014 – April 18, 2015
An exhibition to present some preview ideas behind Expo 2015 and get to know the tradition to which this event belongs. A temporary interactive exhibition on the theme of World Fairs, with particular reference to their technological dimension. Different tools and languages allow both young and adult visitors to play and think about the event by placing it in a broader context.
February 12, 2015 – March 22, 2015
An exhibition by NO CURVES, pseudonym of a famous tape-art artist. An ambitious project, created in tune with the Museum’s themes and collections, with more than two dozen works inspired by human exploration, between portraits and quotes that go deep into history, literature, cinema. "Space lies" is a triptych depicting astronauts Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and Buzz Aldrin. Next to it are also portraits of Amelia Earhart, Leonardo da Vinci, Yuri Gagarin, Valentina Vladimirova Tereskova, Vitale Brahmans, Reinhold Messner, Felix Baumgartner. A special site-specific work decorates the Enrico Toti submarine.
October 16, 2014 – November 16, 2014
The exhibition showcases how objects we use every day can be made better, easier, lighter to use through the evolution of Science. Opened by Dupont Chair and CEO, Ellen Kullman.
Main partner: Dupont
March 27, 2014 – June 15, 2014
How many stories and how much technology lie behind simple objects and gestures? A look at the past, present and future to find out how it changed the way we wash ourselves, we shave, clean our house, cook, do laundry.
Main partner: P&G
April 16, 2014 – June 3, 2014
Exhibition designed by Fabrica in collaboration with the Museum. People with red hair are threatened by extinction. Fabrica photographer Marina Rosso has toured Europe with the enthusiasm of a young researcher, to portray and document their beauty and diversity.
February 27, 2014 – March 30, 2014
The exhibition traces, through many unpublished and archive materials made available by the Achille Compagnoni Onlus Association, the whole story of the climber Achille Compagnoni. The life of this extraordinary skier, mountain guide and lover is told, including a large biographical portrait of his victorious climb of the K2.
September 13, 2013 – January 6, 2014
Thousands of historical images documenting machinery, processes, products, business, industrial spaces from 1906 to the present day. On display at the Museum 140 shots.
An exhibition to preserve the memory of industrial culture thanks to a rich photographic heritage preserved in the archives of the Fondazione Dalmine.
The exhibition was made possible by the collaboration between the Dalmine Foundation, the GAMeC - Galleria d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Bergamo, and the National Museum of Science and Technology Leonardo da Vinci.
June 12, 2013 – December 31, 2013
An exhibition that tells the story of the most significant characters and moments in the history of the Politecnico di Milano. Stories of architecture, design and engineering. Seven "trails" wind through the permanent exhibitions of the National Museum of Science and Technology, revealing objects connected to polytechnic education and the historical link between the two institutions.
July 10, 2013 – August 30, 2013
Drawings by artist Stefano Marangon created using the sun's energy.
The Museum is constantly looking for new ways and languages to talk about science in simple and accessible ways. This is an unusual journey to discover the presence of the sun in science, philosophy, architecture and art. Stefano Marangon’s pyrography uses optical lenses and sunlight to create his works.
Curated by Fortunato D'Amico.
May 8, 2013 – June 30, 2013
The interactive exhibition “No Smoking Be Happy” is an educational experience that accompanies visitors in a tour inside the human body, allowing viewers to personally “touch” the physical and psychological damage caused by cigarette smoke.
Created in the frame of the “No Smoking Be Happy” Project, a Project fighting smoking habits promoted by the Foundation Umberto Veronesi.
March 2, 2013 – April 21, 2013
A photographic exhibition by Massimo Grassi and Stefano Pedrelli with contributions from Claudio Giorgione, curator of the Museum. A journey to discover the places of the valley of the Adda where Leonardo da Vinci was a privileged observer. From river landscapes to canal basins. A trail leading from research to suggestions and artistic stimuli, witnessing Leonardo’s observations through images and highlighting the strong connections between history, nature, art and photography as tools of knowledge and of landscape representation.
March 7, 2013 – March 10, 2013
Exhibition organized by the students of the course “Product Service System Design” of the Polytechnic University of Milan, presenting 28 product projects developed for the MUST Shop and based on Museum topics.
December 1, 2012 – March 3, 2013
The fascinating history that has transformed a profession. An exhibition that tells the story of the founder of the first Italian pharmaceutical industry, tracing the evolution of the role of the pharmacist.
The exhibition retraces the story of Carlo Erba and his company. At the centre of the exhibition is the history of the heir of a family of Lombard "apothecaries", who out of nothing created one of those small family run empires that have characterized the Italian industrial development of the nineteenth century.
5 thematic stations exhibiting historical objects, original documents, images, videos, interviews, including many unpublished materials from the Carlo Erba Archive: “An idea for Milan”, paints a portrait of Carlo Erba and of his relationship with the city of Milan; “The pills’ workshop” retraces some of the steps that led his pharmaceutical industry to what it is today; “The risks of the benefits” explores how we have come to understand how medicines act and how we can synthesize them; “A life behind the counter” features real figures of pharmacists that visitors can meet through the kaleidoscopic photographic record of Alessandro Albert and Paolo Verzone and thanks to a video installation; “A smile for science” shows a number of communication campaigns for different Carlo Erba product lines.
Promoted by: Carlo Erba
Loans by: Centro per la cultura d’impresa; Biblioteca Nazionale Braidense; Politecnico di Milano
Museo della Farmacia di Bressanone; Archivio Storico Luce; Fondazione Luigi Micheletti.
December 5, 2012 – January 13, 2013
“Playing is a serious matter”, said Bruno Munari. In 2008 designer Matteo Ragni, inspired by this simple thought, created a new brand of cars made of cedar of Lebanon wood.
The project involved other friends and grew with the participation of great names in Italian design such as Odoardo Fioravanti and Giulio Iacchetti. The exhibition celebrates an informed use of objects and the idea that toys are important and need to contain ideas, values, hopes useful to imagine a future in which consumption becomes thought and choice. On display a collection of one hundred cars made of wood and designed by international designers with imagination, simplicity and the desire to convey a message of sustainability and joy to children and adults.
Curated by Matteo Ragni, in collaboration with Alessi.
December 1, 2012 – December 9, 2012
On show are many historical fire engines, uniforms and equipment: a fire chariot from the early twentieth century, which equipped with a hand water pump, a revolutionary tool for its time; a truck from the 1920s used with a crew of eight men; the first Fire Engine equipped with a radio, from WWII; a motorcycle with a radio transceiver used between the years 1963 and 1974. And helmets dating back to the 1880s.
Impressive demonstrations by the SAF body (Speleo Alpino Fluvialer), which uses innovative technical rescue, and by the National Fire Service Section of Milan. Children from 3 year up will be able to understand more about the key role of fire-fighters by participating in exercise trails devised by the fire-fighters themselves (educational game "Pompieropoli").
September 25, 2012 – November 11, 2012
An exhibition dedicated to the famous video game Assassin's Creed.
Around one hundred original works signed by Ubisoft artists, who since 2007 have worked to different episodes of the game. The works, even if implemented digitally, are proposed on materials faithful to the original works, thanks to the partnership with Demart. Visitors can enjoy paintings on canvas, in fresco, plexiglass, wood, leather, fine art and mosaic.
Other contemporary artists make an important contributions. Massimo Giuntoli with the work Osmosis gives new life to the video with a lights-architecture. Samuel Arcangioli has designed and built the portrait-machine, a 4-metre room in which the public can meet the main characters of the series.
Edward Paul Quist, an artist from Brooklyn, specifically lends a work of his recent research on the genetic code with a video strongly linked to the emotions of the protagonist in the Animus.
The exhibition is completed by two PC gaming stations created by Mirco Ferrari Labs and two historical models based on Leonardo da Vinci’s drawings.
Educational activities curated by: Game Art Gallery
With the patronage of: Crab Brera; Università degli Studi di Milano; Università Cattolica Almed; Politecnico di Milano; Università di Catania; Accademia di Belle Arti Catania; Scuola Internazionale di Comics Firenze; Cineteca di Bologna; Caffé Letterario Roma; Lucca Comics and Games
October 16, 2011 – June 24, 2012
Eating properly is not just a question of calories, staying slim or filling your stomach! Eating properly is also about conviviality, pleasure and, needless to say, health. Obtaining nourishment is the natural and major concern of all human beings. “Bon Appetite” is an interactive exhibition featuring a giant game of table football turned into a table set for dinner, a stadium where foods race against each other, a sensorial tasting session, an augmented reality game… around thirty exhibits presenting food in a fun, festive yet educational manner.
Coproduced by: National Museum of Science and Technology Leonardo da Vinci, UNIVERSCIENCE (France), HEUREKA (Finland), TECHNOPOLIS (Belgium).
November 25, 2011 – June 10, 2012
A narrative made out of objects, images and documents, describing the milestones that have marked the life of Apple and of its charismatic leader, Steve Jobs.
The history of Apple in terms of technology, computers and products that characterized the birth and growth of the company and that, in some cases, have become milestones in the history of computing.
March 1, 2012 – March 11, 2012
Classical art meets the latest developments of technology and shows itself in an extraordinary light.
The exhibition offers real clones, also in their colours, of seven masterpieces: the "Spring", the "Birth of Venus" and the "Madonna of the Magnificat" by Botticelli, the "Annunciation", the "Baptism of Christ" and the "Musician" by Leonardo, the "Marriage of the Virgin" by Raphael. But these are only the main actors of a complex exhibition, enriched and made even more impressive by innovative tools, HD videos and interactive multimedia devices capable of revealing pictorial details otherwise invisible to the human eye. Visitors can "travel" within the “Last Supper” by Leonardo in HD on a large screen, using multitouch to navigate real time and enjoying, thanks to a tablet, a guided explanation of the painting. Touch screen stations accompany visitors in the discovery of the cycle of frescoes by Giotto in the Upper Basilica of Assisi.
All these experiences reveal the incredible digitalizing technology developed by Haltadefinizione® and tested by the High Institute for the Conservation and Restoration in Rome.
Created by UTET Publishing House in collaboration with Haltadefinizione® and the National Museum of Science and Technology Leonardo da Vinci.
January 27, 2012 – February 26, 2012
An exhibition to celebrate the Polaroid camera. On display are 130 Polaroid fine art prints of pictures taken by 89 artists and photographers from 12 different countries.
Artists in the project: Agafia Polynchuk, Andre Fromont, Antoine Camus, Beat Burkhard, Bernd F. Oehmen, Birgit Zartl, Cass Cameron, Cécile Neyrat, Cedric Beal, Cedric Busquant , Chris Mettraux, Christel de Block, Christine Vacher, Christophe Cordier, Clement Grosjean, Corinne Heraud, Cyril Auvity, Daniel Gonzalez, Deborah Parkin, Elizerman, Emilie Forestier, Emilie Trouillet, Emmanuel Delaby, Eugenio Sinatra, Fabrice Abraham, Filippo Centenari, Florian Ferre, George Weiss, Gerald Chors, Guillaume Pollino + Eve le Gall, Harold Mareau, Irina Mashurova, Jacob Salomon, James Carroll, James Jimmy Moore, Jeanne Rossetto, Jeff Hutton, Jeffery Hilllier, Jena Ardell, Jeremy Malmasson, Jerome Allart, Jessica Reinhardt, John Gee Gibbons, Jonas Wettre, Jorge Crooke, Kelly Creed, Kelly Knaga, Lajos Gombos, Lia Saile, Luce Roux, Luke Serwach, Marion Lanciaux, Marion Carreno & Yannick Lemoine, Mark Erickson, Matteo Varsi, Maxime Simon, Michael Meniane, Mirko Albini, Morgan Kendall, Nelly Boustie, Nicola Delorme, Nicolas Darphin, Nuno Tudela, Noah Kolb, Olivier Facon, Paolo Mori, Patrick Cockpit, Penny Felts, Philippe Bourgoin, Philippe Garcia, Philippe Reichert, Renaud Bessaih, Rhiannon Adam, Riccardo Testolin, Rudy Ramos, Sheila Devlin, Siegfried Holzbauer, Stefano Aspiranti, Theo Delange, Thobias Kern, Thomas Fabiani, Thomas Ville, Thibault Tourmente, Valerie Evrard, Vincent Galiano, Vincent Lyky, Zhenya Radlov, Zora Strangefields.
Idea and project by Mirko Albini in collaboration with the National Museum of Science and Technology Leonardo da Vinci.
With the patronage of the Chambre Française de Commerce et d’Industrie en Italie.
November 15, 2011 – February 5, 2012
Archimedes is a complex character. A historically defined personality whose contours fade into legend. One thing is certain: Archimedes greatly contributed to science. The exhibition is divided into four macro-areas: Archimedes’ machines; Archimedes and the physics of solid and liquid bodies; Archimedes and the math of large numbers; Archimedes and astronomy.
Twelve fun interactive exhibits, multimedia and audiovisual materials that delve into the figure of Archimedes invite visitors to test their skills and knowledge.
In collaboration with Agorasophia and CNR.
October 20, 2011 – January 15, 2012
Agriculture is at the service of citizens. The exhibition presents the rural world, highlighting its cultural, young and technological facets. Case studies are presented through interviews and audiovisual contributions made in collaboration with the main actors of a number of stories of excellence selected to represent the widespread excellences in rural Lombardy.
Promoted by the Lombardy Region - DG Agriculture. Curated by Elisabetta Pozzetti, Studio Chiesa, in collaboration with the National Museum of Science and Technology Leonardo da Vinci.
September 20, 2011 – November 20, 2011
An interactive exhibition that tells the story of how Ford makes technology widely accessible.
The exhibition reveals the backstage of technology on four wheels. The Museum’s Air&Water Transport Building hosts contemporary and historical objects, interactive exhibits, audiovisual installations and multimedia stations present cars that can see, hear and speak.
Highlight of the exhibition is an original Ford T, a vehicle which - designed in 1908 - completely transformed the concept of automobile, making cars suddenly accessible to millions of people.
In collaboration with Ford Italy.
September 24, 2011 – October 26, 2011
10 years committed to enhancing a tangible and intangible heritage and to document the main stages of the development of science and technology. 100 posters created by the Museum to engage diverse audiences, communicate events and projects, interpret today’s society. What language does the Museum speak? What are the shapes, colours and words with which it talks about science?
June 16, 2007 – June 26, 2011
Thirty curious, unique, familiar, mysterious or scientifically important objects are brought back into the spotlight from collections that have been in the Museum’s deposits for years.
Eight areas, which evoke the last 100 years of our history - agriculture, industrial heritage, transport, textile arts, office and business, decorative arts, scientific instruments, photo-cinematography: the objects are revealed in a path that suggests an imaginary link between the Museum and each of us, through the thread of memory. Curators, exhibition designers, educators, explainers and visitors themselves come together to reveal their stories and memories.