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31/05/2013 - 12/01/2014

Archimedes. Art and Invention Science

Palazzo dei Conservatori and Palazzo Caffarelli
Tipología: Científica

An exhibition on the figure of Archimedes organized in collaboration with the Museo Galileo - Institute and Museum of the History of Science in Florence, with models he invented and archaeological findings from the ancient Syracuse, where the scientist lived in third century BC.

This exhibition presents Archimedes - a key figure of universal culture - to the wider public for the very first time. The staggering significance of his writings matched by his phenomenal intuition in the field of mechanical technology made Archimedes the precursor of the genius and inventor. His name is still synonymous with invention and innovation in industrial production and design.
This prompted the idea for an exhibition that would offer concrete testimony not only of his studies but of the city where he lived and of the technical and scientific civilisation that gained ground in the Mediterranean area in the 3rd century BC - and of which Syracuse was a splendid example. In the background are the relations between Syracuse and Alexandria in Egypt, a city visited by Archimedes and many learned figures in the 3rd century BC.
Archimedes' death at the hand of a Roman soldier during the siege of Syracuse in 212 BC was an epoch-making moment for the Ancient world and, paradoxically, marked Archimedes' rebirth, as the Romans started the process that turned him into a legend and celebrated the "divine genius" behind the concept of machines never previously seen.
The exhibition then narrates the second rebirth of Archimedes, commenced in the 13th century with the gradual rediscovery of his writings. After catalysing scholars, artists and scientists, Archimedes became a point of reference for the leading lights of the Scientific Revolution, who employed Archimedes' writings to lay the bases for the new science popularised in the 17th century.

The exhibit is divided into eight sections:

- Syracuse, Archimedes' Birthplace;
- Syracuse and the Mediterranean Area;
- Archimedes and Rome;
- Archimedes and Islam;
- The Western World Rediscovers Archimedes;
- Leonardo Vinci and Archimedes;
- Galileo Galilei and Archimedes;
- Archimedes and Geometry.

Di Pasquale G.; Parisi Presicce C.
2013, 256 p., ill., brossura
Editorial: Giunti Editore
Idioma: Italiano


Musei Capitolini, Palazzo dei Conservatori and Palazzo Caffarelli

From 31 May 2013 to 12 January 2014
Tuesday-Sunday: 9.00 - 20.00;
24 and 31 December: 9.00 - 14.00;
Last admission 1 hour before closing time;
Closed: Monday; 25 December; 1 January;


"Museum + Exhibitions  (Archimede. Arte e scienza dell’invenzione 31 May 2013-12 January 2014)" Combined Ticket:
 - Adults: € 13,00;
 - Concessions: € 11,00;
 - Ridottissimo special price: € 2,00*;
 Roman Citizens only (by showing a vaild ID):
 - Adults: € 11,00;
 - Concessions: € 9,00;
- Ridottissimo special price: € 2,00*;

* Please note: According to the Municipal by-law, due to the exceptionality of the exhibition, people usually entitled to free admission must purchase a € 2,00 concessionary ticket.

Free admission is granted to children under 6 years, groups of elementary and (lower) middle schools, EU disabled people and their carers and RomaPass holders (if used to access the first 2 sites).

"Capitoline Museums + Centrale Montemartini + Exhibitions  (Archimede. Arte e scienza dell’invenzione 31 May 2013-12 January 2014)" Combined Ticket (valid 7 days):
 - Adults: € 15,00;
 - Concessions: € 13,00;
 Roman Citizens only (by showing a vaild ID):
 - Adults: € 14,00;
 - Concessions: € 12,00;

PLEASE NOTE: (Italian and English) audio guides will be on sale during the exhibition period at a cost of € 6,00 for both the Capitoline Museums permanent collections and the exhibition.

In case of cultural events the price of the tickets may vary:   future exhibitions



Infoline: tel. +39 060608 (daily, from 9.00 to 21.00).

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Additional booking fee: € 1,00.

Otras informaciones

The exhibition is promoted by Roma Capitale, Assessorato alle Politiche Culturali e Centro Storico, Sovrintendenza Capitolina ai Beni Culturali, Museo Galileo – Istituto e Museo di Storia della Scienza, Zètema Progetto Cultura and Camera di Commercio di Roma.

The exhibition is conceived by Museo Galileo ­ Istituto e Museo di Storia della Scienza di Firenze, in collaboration with Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte in Berlinand with the contribution of the Assessorato Regionale dei Beni Culturali and the Identità Siciliana e della Soprintendenza Speciale per i Beni Archeologici di Napoli e Pompei.

Sitio Web

Zètema Progetto Cultura and  Opera Laboratori Fiorentini – Civita Group

Civic Museums Sponsors: Acea; Banche Tesoriere di Roma Capitale: BNL– Gruppo BNP Paribas, Unicredit, Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena, Finmeccanica, Lottomatica, Vodafone

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