The University Museum System would like to thank all the institutions, companies, and private citizens who have contributed - in the form of contributions, donations or sponsorships - to the growth and development of our Museum of Natural History and Villas.
Below is a list of our major donors:
sponsor of the “BatBox, my friend the bat" project
contribution for the installation of a lift at 'La Specola'
Ente Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze
restoration of anatomical and botanical wax works (€ 35,000)
liberal donation for the restoration of a Madonna with Child from the workshop of Ghiberti at Villa La Quiete
Associazione Italiana Pellicceria
preparation of a naturalized tiger (€ 5,000)
restoration of a giraffe specimen (€ 4,000)
restoration of a hippopotamus specimen (€ 4,000)
Salvatore Ferragamo S.p.A.
restoration of six greenhouses in the Botanical Gardens (€ 25,000), details on the Art bonus webpage
Ferragamo Parfurms S.p.A.
restoration work in the Botanical Gardens (€ 10,000)
new lighting system for the Tribune of Galileo, at 'La Specola' (€ 6,000)
Agenzia illuminotecnica Elia Bilotta Zaccari
impianto di illuminazione nella sala di accoglienza a 'La Specola'