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New permanent aluminium exhibition in Milan

Aluminium exhibition

Milan - Italy, National Museum of Science and Technology Leonardo da Vinci.

On March 5, 2015 artist Michelangelo Pistoletto and Michelin-three-star chef Niko Romito will introduce the new area of the Museum dedicated to aluminium. A permanent exhibition, designed and produced by the National Museum of Science and Technology, with main partner CiAl - Aluminium Packaging Consortium. The exhibition turns the spotlight on a light and energetic material: aluminium.

Aluminium is durable, light, malleable, a good conductor of electricity and heat, infinitely recyclable. This new exhibition highlights the properties and the many visible and hidden uses of this metal and of its alloys. Packaging, transport, construction, industry, durable products: aluminium is valuable in all fields.

The exhibition helps visitors to see and touch aluminium in its various aspects, processes and finishes, appreciating its beauty and versatility.

The industrial processes of yesterday and today, and a comparison between the production from mineral and that from scrap, are shown through inspiring historical objects - some of which have been restored for the occasion - and original videos from manufacturing plants.

Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 of March, in the first weekend after the opening to the public, visitors will be offered guided tours and thematic workshops included in the ticket price.


  • permanent exhibition
  • aluminium


Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia 'Leonardo da Vinci'

The National Museum of Science and Technology ‘Leonardo da Vinci’ is founded 50 years ago with the mission to educate in science and technology. It consists of a very large collection of objects distributed in different sections devoted to earth, water and air transport, energy, telecommunications, metalurgy, models of Leonardo da Vinci’s projects etc.