ArtesMechanicae deals with the study of history of science and technology with an interdisciplinary approach, using a variety of sources, a wide set of instruments and ever involving the largest possible number of different skills. Researches conducted this way lead to the publication of articles, essays and books and, besides to always receive a lot of attention from academic circles, are capable of arousing considerable interest in the general public.

  • New interpretations of flying machines at the Louvre

    New interpretations of flying machines at the Louvre


    On September 20, 2015, Pascal Brioist, history professor at the University of Tours, gave a lecture at the Louvre Museum in Paris entitled "L’œil de l’oiseau : les extraordinaires machines de Léonard de Vinci" (The eye of the bird: Leonardo da Vinci's extraordinary machines). Inserted in the program of the "24h Léonard de Vinci" event organized by the Louvre, the conference focused on the theme of flight in Leonardo's studies, presenting some recent results of the study group ArtesMechanicae: two new interpretations of the Loenardo’s parachute and glider, and some replicas of surveying instruments.

  • 2017 European Researchers’ Night

    2017 European Researchers’ Night


    For the 2017 edition of the European Researchers’ Night the National Museum of Science of Milan invited ArtesMecahincae to participate with an educational workshop and a meeting open to the public on the philology of machines.

  • 1672 Divini microscope replica

    1672 Divini microscope replica


    Commissioned by the University of Padua, the research team Artesmechanicae has created a replica of the compound microscope by Eustachio Divini, built, as engraved on the brass tripod, in 1672. The original instrument, today the only known existing microscope of this type, is part of the collection of the Physics' History Museum of the University of Padua. 

  • A dagger with insigna of Francis I Valois-Angouleme

    A dagger with insigna of Francis I Valois-Angouleme


    The type of dagger is said ‘a rondelle’ (roundel dagger) because of the kind of guard of the grip (simple roundels to protect, little by little, the hand, without protruding elements such as crossguards) and was very popular in the German areas, in the Flanders and partly in France between the XV and the beginning of the XVI century.