Take a new look at Italian history. For centuries science and technology have shaped Italy's social and economic development. Come explore the stories behind scientific archives and collections.
The first woman in the world to achieve the level of university chair, Laura Bassi was an extraordinary figure: considered a pioneer of Newton's introduction in Italy, in 1732 she was awarded the university chair of filosofia universa, or experimental physics at the University of Bologna.
In 1932, Italy participated in the Chicago International Exposition "A Century of Progress," with a collection of over 300 scientific objects that, in the post-war period, would go to constitute the first collection for Milan's new Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnica.
In 1940 an operational propaganda operation accredited the Italian regime's policies in the territories of East Africa, Libya, Albania and the Aegean, presenting the colonies as natural continue overseas of the Italian territory, linked to the homeland by historical, social and economical constraints.
A large aquarium to finance scientific research. An innovative project that finds its realization in nineteenth-century Naples, the first step in the design of a European network for marine research.
In the first half of the last century, the Marine Biology Demology Laboratory in Taranto is a state-of-the-art institute, equipped with laboratories, aquariums, a conference room, a rich library and a motorboat for sea activities.