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“Florence and Exhibitions and Exhibitions in Florence. Agriculture, Science, and Food (1851 – 1911)”

GEORGOFILI SHOWCASES HISTORY OF EXHIBITIONS IN FLORENCE 

In collaboration with the Natural History Museum of Florence and the Galileo Museum and in conjunction with the Milan Expo, “Florence and Exhibitions and Exhibitions in Florence. Agriculture, Science, and Food (1851 – 1911)” has been opened on Tuesday, 12 May 2015, in the seat of the Georgofili Academy.
The exhibition’s themes of agriculture, science, and food were central to many 19th-century exhibitions and are strongly related to the theme of Expo 2015, “Feed the Planet, Energy for Life”.

Through artifacts and documents, the exhibition addresses the role of Tuscany’s scientific Institutions and their participation in the various Great Exhibitions organized between 1851 and 1911. These events were seen as a tool for technical and economic development and as a place for exchanging agricultural products as well as practical information on more than just farming. This exhibition also serves as a means to stimulate discussions on the Tuscan agricultural and food system and its connections to the worlds of science and research.

Admission to the exhibition is free. 
It will be open until 28 July 2015, Mon – Fri, 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.


Image: “Diploma, 1855 Great Exhibition in Paris” - Detail