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Room XVIII
Science at home
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Science in everyday life

Science in everyday life

Objects for daily use based on the laws of statics and dynamics. A specifically eighteenth-century device is the fan designed by John Theophilus Desaguliers, ...

(3 objects)

Watches from the Ruscitti Collection

Watches from the Ruscitti Collection

In the early 15th century, clocks of smaller size started to be produced. They include wall clocks, table-clocks and watch. Through the 17th and 18th centuries ...

(25 objects)



Therapy and preventive care

Therapy and preventive care

Objects and devices for home medical care, from the traditional collection of small bottles of ointments and medicines to the most recent apparatuses for ...

(8 objects)

Science and interior decoration

Science and interior decoration

Some scientific instruments became home furnishings, such as decorated wall-hanging barometers or globes for ornamental display. ...

(7 objects)



What’s the weather?

What’s the weather?

Reading instruments such as the barometer and thermometer to determine weather conditions became a routine occupation, thanks to the massive dissemination ...

(5 objects)

Recreational observations

Recreational observations

In the home, science was also a recreational activity. Instruments such as the microscope and telescope could be used to instruct through entertainmen ...

(12 objects)