The aim of this course is to provide students with the basic knowledge related to the main aspects of conservation and valorisation of scientific instruments: history of various kinds of instruments, their functioning, their constitutive materials, main conservation problems, valorisation in museum or in other cultural contexts.
Expected learning outcomes
For the main kinds of scientific instruments: identification of their categories; description of how they work and can be used; historical importance; knowledge of the main problems about their conservation; knowledge of eventual activities of valorisation.
Lesson period: Second semester
(In case of multiple editions, please check the period, as it may vary)