From December 8th to April 10th, Palazzo Poggi museum in Bologna is hosting the exhibition The Other Renaissance. Ulisse Aldrovandi and the Wonders of the World.
The exhibition, organized by the University Museum Network, in collaboration with the Bologna University Library, addresses an episode that is as important as it is unknown: the revival of the natural sciences.
The event was led by Ulisse Aldrovandi and a small group of doctors, pharmacists and naturalists from a number of Italian cities, who first studied animals and plants from life, rather than just in books, taking the first steps towards science as we know it today
The exhibition contains a rich collection of objects belonging to Aldrovandi, looked after by the University of Bologna and many others borrowed from different Italian museums.
The brainchild of Roberto Balzani, Professor at the Alma Mater and President of the University Museum Network, the exhibition, organised in collaboration with the Bologna University Library, is curated by Giovanni Carrada, an expert in the communication of science and cultural heritage, with the scientific advice of Professors Giuseppe Olmi and Davide Domenici of the University of Bologna.