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Exhibitions and events around the world

Thanks to our growing international network, our Museum collections can travel the world. A variety of audiences abroad can benefit from the collaborations that make travelling exhibitions and the movement of objects possible. Together with our objects, we are always thrilled and willing to share our expertise in different fields, giving colleagues the support of our staff, with our curators, archivists and librarians, sharing historical knowledge and curatorial views, our educators and education researchers, devising and implementing interpretation activities, our designers and communication experts, working on new ways to convey the meanings behind historical heritage and exhibits.


To browse through our online archives and art and science collections: http://www.museoscienza.org/collezioni/catalogo-online/



Exhibitions

Leonardo da Vinci


The Museum preserves the largest collection in the world of historical models based on the academic interpretation of Leonardo da Vinci’s drawings. This collection represents an exceptional resource for the study of Leonardo’s technical and scientific work, as well as a unique tool for educational and communication activities.
In 1953, a group of experts was commissioned to study da Vinci's manuscripts to create physical models that could be exhibited in the newly opened Museum. This first core of Machine models was later integrated and now consists of 150 models of which a selection is permanently exhibited in the current Leonardo Gallery, while many of the others are used in temporary exhibitions around the world.
To know more about Leonardo da Vinci’s collection around the world check “Leonardo International” >



Other objects and Museum collections around the world


Dal Divisionismo al Futurismo. L’arte italiana verso la modernitŕ

February 2016 – September 2016
Fundación Mapfre – Madrid, Spain

Curated by Beatrice Avanzi and Fernando Mazzocca. The exhibition examines the key role played by Divisionism in the renewal of Italian art between the late 1800s and early 1900s. It illustrates the attention that Divisionist artists paid to the social conditions of the poorer classes, and how they translated these issues on canvas using contemporary research on the composition of colour. The revolutionary force of their visual poetics laid the foundations for the birth of Futurism, which adopts their new style to illustrate a dynamic vision of the new urban reality, in sharp contrast with the past. The exhibition is an excellent occasion to admire masterpieces by artists such as Segantini, Pellizza, Morbelli, Balla, Boccioni, and Carrŕ, just to name a few. On this occasion the Museum lends the painting “La processione” by Pelizza da Volpedo.



Fab food. La fabbrica del gusto italiano

May 2015 – October 2015
Milan Expo 2015

This fully interactive exhibition was commissioned by Confindustria for the Italian Pavilion in expo 2015 and tailor-made by Museum curators and designers. Fab Food is a journey revealing the present and future challenges of sustainable food. It’s an emotional tour of the food chain which offers the visitors to Expo 2015 a unique experience combining creativity and scientific precision Fab Food reaches out to a young audience with games and activities. It is divided into 10 sections, where the visitors are encouraged to interact with hands-on exhibits and discover all about the Italian food culture and its related topics.
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L’invention du passé: Mettre en scčne le patrimonie ŕ l’époque romantique


October 2014 – April 2015
Monastére Royal de Brou - Bourg-en-Bresse, France The exhibition, organized by the Museum of Fine Arts in Lyon and the Royal Monastery of Brou in Bourg-en-Bresse, was inspired by the previous exhibition entitled "Le Style troubadour", which in 1971 gave way to a long period of studies on troubadour painters, who are also at the centre of this exhibition. The exhibition unfolds in two different venues, the Museum of Fine Arts in Lyon and the Royal Monastery of Brou in Bourg-en-Bresse. In Lyon the event describes a new way of representing the past and the history of painting that began in this area in the early nineteenth century. In Bourg-en-Bresse the focus is mainly on anecdotal and troubadour painting, starting from the exhibition venue - the Royal Monastery of Brou – a typical example of Gothic and funerary architecture. The exhibition brings together works of many little exhibited but very important painters such as Charles Marie Buton, Auguste de Forbin, Eugčne Delacroix, Fleury Richard and Pierre Révoil, but also Italians such as Luigi Bisi and Ludovico Marchetti, who represented the Brou Monastery in many of their works. On this occasion the Museum lends the painting “Interior of the Brou church in Bourg-en-Bresse” by Luigi Bisi.



Pop Art Design

October 2013 – February 2014
Barbican Centre – London, UK


The exhibition is born from a collaboration between three major modern art museums in northern Europe: the Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein (D), the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Humlebćk (DK) and the Moderna Museet in Stockholm (S). It gathers about 180 icons of art and design from different countries.
The exhibition tells the story of Pop Art in its classical period, from 1956 to 1972, offering a new approach to understanding the creative processes of that time and the interaction between art, design and new emerging forms of expression. On this occasion the Museum lends the Olivetti electronic processor Elea 9300 designed by Ettore Sottsass.
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Pop Art Design

June 2013 – September 2013
Moderna Museet – Stockholm, Sweden


The exhibition is born from a collaboration between three major modern art museums in northern Europe: the Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein (D), the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Humlebćk (DK) and the Moderna Museet in Stockholm (S). It gathers about 180 icons of art and design from different countries.
The exhibition tells the story of Pop Art in its classical period, from 1956 to 1972, offering a new approach to understanding the creative processes of that time and the interaction between art, design and new emerging forms of expression. On this occasion the Museum lends the Olivetti electronic processor Elea 9300 designed by Ettore Sottsass.
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Macchiaioli. Realismo impresionista en Italia

September 2013 - January 2014
Fundación Mapfre – Madrid, Spain


The first exhibition held in Spain concerning this movement, in spite of the importance and influence of the Macchiaioli in Spanish painting at the end of the 19th century. Also on show a small set of paintings by the Spanish artist, Mariano Fortuny, because from a clearly different approach, he shared some points or view and ways with them. On this occasion the Museum lends the painting “I fidanzati” by Silvestro Lega.
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Les Macchiaioli. Des Impressionnistes italiennes?

April 2013 - July 2013Musée de l’Orangerie – Paris, France


The Musée d’Orsay, in its desire to show the widespread influence of painting in the second half of the 19th century, felt it should bring to the attention of the French public one of the most poetic movements of this period, very similar to the visual experiments of the Impressionist artists. On this occasion the Museum lends the painting “I fidanzati” by Silvestro Lega.
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Pop Art Design

February 2013 – June 2013
Louisiana Museum – Humlebaek, Denmark


The exhibition is born from a collaboration between three major modern art museums in northern Europe: the Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein (D), the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Humlebćk (DK) and the Moderna Museet in Stockholm (S). It gathers about 180 icons of art and design from different countries. The exhibition tells the story of Pop Art in its classical period, from 1956 to 1972, offering a new approach to understanding the creative processes of that time and the interaction between art, design and new emerging forms of expression. On this occasion the Museum lends the Olivetti electronic processor Elea 9300 designed by Ettore Sottsass.
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La pittura italiana del XIX secolo – Dal Neoclassicismo al Simbolismo

November 2011 – January 2012
Hermitage – Sain Petersburg, Russia


In the exhibition you can see works by Appiani, Hayez, Piccio, Faruffini Fattori, Lega, Signorini, De Nittis, Boldini, Zandomeneghi, Morbelli, Segantini, Previati, Pellizza Volpedo and many others.
A path in the painting from the early Neoclassicism, through the various facets of the historic Romanticism and Realism with different landscapes expressed by regional schools (the Lombard school, the Macchiaioli, the southern painters) - to Pointillism and Symbolism at the turn of the century.
The exhibition was later hosted at the Castello Visconteo di Pavia (February - April 2012).
On this occasion the Museum lends the paintings “I fidanzati” by Silvestro Lega and “La nidiata” by Francesco Paolo Michetti.
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Carlo Mollino. Maniera moderna

August 2011 – September 2011Haus der Kunst – Munich, Germany


"Maniera moderna" is devoted to the multifaceted work by the Italian architect, designer, photographer Carlo Mollino (1905–1973), known, too, as a literary figure, stunt pilot and skier. The exhibition is the first comprehensive presentation of Mollino's work in the German speaking region. The exhibits include furniture and drawings, his photo montages and Polaroids, as well as the race car "Bisiluro", built according to a Mollino blueprint and with which he competed in the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1955. In addition to the historic originals, the exhibition features interventions by the artists Nairy Baghramian, Armin Linke and Simon Starling, who all make references to Mollino. On this occasion the Museum lends the 1955 racing car “bisiluro da corsa”.




Events

Integration of Science Technology and Zen

5 October 2016
On 5 October, the Director General Fiorenzo Galli gave a lecture at Kyoto University Hanazono on the role of the integration between science and social systems in accordance with the zen philosophy. Lesson Title: "Integration of Science, Technology and Zen"



STS FORUM 2016

From 2 to 4 October 2016From 2 to 4 October 2016 the Director Fiorenzo Galli attended the STS Forum (http://www.stsforum.org/?this_page=home&language=english), a global meeting dedicated to the discussion on the relationship between science, technology and society. The director was also invited as a speaker at the round table of 2 October dedicated to the importance of dialogue for sustainability and innovation, alongside the Nobel Laureate Lee Yuan Tseh and other important personalities from politics and research. Session Title: Social Innovation and Sustainability



STS FORUM 2015

4 to 6 October 2015
From 4 to 6 October 2015, Director Fiorenzo Galli attended the STS Forum (http://www.stsforum.org/?this_page=home&language=english), a global meetings devoted to the discussion on the relationship between science, technology and society. The director was also invited as a speaker at the round table of the 5 October dedicated to the importance of public dialogue in science and technology, alongside Prof. Dr. Fidel Castro Diaz-Balart, the Nobel Laureate Sir Richard J. Roberts and other important personalities from politics and research.
Session Title: Responsible Public Dialog in Science & Technology



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