Hosted by the Museo della Grafica and organized by the University of Pisa (Department of Energy, Systems, Land and Construction Engineering and Department of Civilization and Forms of Knowledge, by the Museum of Graphics and by the Museum of Calculation Instruments) , the exhibition was curated by Marco Giorgio Bevilacqua, Mauro Ciampa, Lucia Giorgetti, Stefania Landi and Denise Ulivieri, with the collaboration of the Centro Studi dell’Arte Licia and Carlo Ludovico Ragghianti Foundation and the Olivetti Historical Archive Association.
20 December, 2019 – 13 April, 2020
Museo della Grafica
Lungarno Galileo Galilei, 9, Pisa
OLIVETTI@TOSCANA.IT traces the link between Adriano Olivetti and Tuscany through three key elements: territory, community, architecture and reveals, through exclusive and unpublished materials, a story that “has an eminent social meaning” and that deserves to be told because it “represents a fundamental contribution to culture.
The exhibition has obtained the patronage and contribution of the Tuscany Region, the contribution of the Pisa Foundation and Acque S.p.A. and the patronage of the U.I.D. Italian Union for Drawing and Expowall Gallery in Milan. The exhibition will remain open to the public from 20 December 2019 to 13 April 2020.
OLIVETTI@TOSCANA.IT ideally echoes the exhibition “HelloWorld!”, Taking place at the ex-Benedictine convent, which illustrates the history of tools for calculating from the nineteenth century to today, including the CEP: history in which a large part Olivetti’s creations are on display, from the mainframe ELEA 6001 (1961) to the personal computer M24 (1983), passing through the P101 (1965), considered the first PC built in the world.