(Italiano) Firenze: nell’anno del mondiale bici in mostra
Two sections that illustrate a little-known story full of surprises. In the first section are exposed antique bicycles that are part of the collections of the Museo Galileo, usually kept in storage.
Severely damaged during the flood in Florence in 1966 and subsequently restored, have been donated by various collectors.
The original collection ranges from the dandy horse, the ancestor of the bicycle that went with the feet, the “scuotiossa”, the first velocipede with pedals and brakes as bicycles from the large front wheels to the most recent “bicyclette” and “Biker “.
The second section is devoted to the so-called “bicycle crafts.” Real street shops, modified vehicles and equipped with various tools for carrying out different activities and dating from the early years of the twentieth century and the Second World War that offer a glimpse of everyday life and documenting ancient crafts, such as the grinder, the shoemaker, the puppeteer, some of which have now disappeared.
The bikes on display are a selection of the collection of Marco Paoletti.
The exhibition is conceived and curated by Museo Galileo – Institute and Museum of the History of Science, in collaboration with the City of Florence, Collection Marco Paoletti, Fondazione Sistema Toscana, Opera Laboratori Fiorentini – Civita Group and with the participation of the Oblate Library – Historical Archive Comunale Florence.
Admission to the exhibition is included in the museum ticket. Info: http://mostre.museogalileo.it/biciclette