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Scuola Media "Giorgio Vasari" ["Giorgio Vasari" Intermediate School]

In 1861 the Regia Scuola Tecnica [Royal Technical School] was instituted in Arezzo. Subsequent to the school reform implemented by Giovanni Gentile (1923), it took the name of Regia Scuola Complementare Vasari [Vasari Royal Complementary School]. In 1930 it became a vocational secondary school specialised in commercial studies; in 1962-63 it assumed its present name. Especially interesting are the school's collections of instruments for physics, hydraulics and mechanics from the 19th and 20th centuries, which include among other things a Ramsden machine from the second half of the 19th century, a vacuum pump, a Wimshurst machine, and armillary sphere and various kinds of electrostatics machinery from the early 20th century. In addition, there is a mineralogical collection and a small ornithological collection dating from the first years of the past century.


Texts by Stefania Mangia

English translation by Catherine Frost

Last update 15/feb/2008