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 the machines.
The workshop, developed in collaboration with the Museo dell'Opera del Duomo in Florence, focused on some of hte machines designed by Filippo Brunelleschi for the construction of the dome of the Florence Cathedral. After a brief historical introduction, the public was able to experiment with the basic principles of operation of these machines thanks to modular teaching models. The meeting with the public on the subject of machines' philology was introduced by Claudio Giorgione, who with Andrea Bernardoni and Alexander Neuwahl talked about what are the basic principles and the state of research in this field. The most delicate aspects of past technology research have been illustrated through a series of concrete examples that have also helped non-professionals to delve into the subject.