University of Pisa Museum System
In 1543 a Botanical Garden was created in Pisa, the first in history. The University was already two centuries old, but from then on, the fruits of the research and activity of those who had taught there began to be conserved, catalogued and organized for didactic and popular purposes. Since 1543, the University of Pisa has thus constituted an extraordinary patrimony, made up of collections that recount the most important stages in the evolution of scientific thought and of European culture itself up to the present day.
A patrimony that has become an exhibition offer made up of ten museums: nine in the city (Egyptological Collections, Gipsoteca of Ancient Art, Veterinary Anatomical Museum, Museum of Human Anatomy, Museum of Pathological Anatomy, Museum of Calculation Instruments, Museum of Physical Instruments, Museum of Graphics, Botanical Garden and Museum) to which is added the Museum of Natural History in Calci.
The Sistema Museale di Ateneo (SMA) of the University of Pisa offers its support for guided visits and educational tours to be arranged by contacting the SMA Educational Services. Guided tours, conventions and seminars, theatrical or musical events, training courses, educational activities for schools, art workshops, and specific activities for the disabled take place in the University Museums.