A “cult” night at NATIONAL MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY OF MILAN

CULT NIGHT

XVIII century edition, featuring Maria Gaetana AgnesFriday, January 26, 2018, from 7 to 24 | ticket price € 10

NIGHT TOURS, TALKS AND WORKSHOPS OF VINTAGE SELFIE WITH MAKE-UP AND WIG, MINUETTO LESSONS AND DJ SET

DRESS CODE “ROCOCÒ”

National Museum of Science and Technology Leonardo Da Vinci celebrates the 300th anniversary of the birth of mathematics Maria Gaetana Agnesi.

After the success of the summer version, the events-parties of the National Museum of Science and Technology Leonardo Da Vinci are back.

An evening in eighteenth-century clothes including cloisters and scenographic settings to celebrate the 300th anniversary of Maria Gaetana Agnesi, one of the greatest mathematicians of all time. Night tours, talks, and workshops, vintage selfies with make-up and wigs, minuet and DJ set lessons between past, present and future for an audience of students, tourists and the curious.

The monumental building of the Museum will be the setting, with the Sala del Cenacolo and the Sala Delle Colonne open to the public for the occasion.

Suggested dress code: wigs, masks, in hairpieces, fans, bows, feathers and much talcum powder.

In the Sala del Cenacolo you can attend a meeting with Massimo Mazzotti, historian, and sociologist of the science of UC Berkeley, with readings edited by Maria Eugenia D’Aquino, to unveil the uniqueness of Maria Gaetana Agnesi and her history.

The suggestion of the eighteenth-century intellectual salon will continue after the meeting thanks to a dedicated corner where you can relive the taste of the era through wigs, tricks and accessories and take a selfie of the era.

In the Mathematics laboratory, the activities start from the story of the work done by Agnesi. In the Food, Electricity and Maker Space laboratories, you will learn about the foods of the past, relive the first experiments on electricity and invent accessories from the past.

During the evening you can take part in guided night tours to hear the stories of the era hidden in the objects of the Museum.

In the Sala Delle Colonne, immersed in an eclectic atmosphere between past, present and future, you can: participate in an eighteenth-century dance workshop with the historical re-enactment Nobiltà Sabauda, listen to the musician Bea Zanin that mix classical and electronic sounds thanks to his voice and his cello and finally unleash with the DJ Missin Red in a party from the eighteenth century but also pop.

Who is Maria Gaetana Agnesi? What did a mathematical woman do in Milan in the eighteenth century?

We talk about it with Massimo Mazzotti, the historian and sociologist of the fascinating science of Berkeley, to immerse ourselves in literary living rooms of other times and very current gender differences.

Reading by the actress and artistic director of PACTA, Maria Eugenia D’Aquino.

For any further info click on the link below:

http://www.museoscienza.org/news/cultnight-XVIIIsec/

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