PRE-HISTORY OF THE AUTOMOBILE
The dream of autonomous movement, independent of human and
animal energy, is as old as the history of mankind. Its first expressions
are lost in antiquity and are reflected in art, poetry and literature.
Pre-history of the Automobile, an exhibition conceived by Museo
Galileo, is about how ‘automobility’ has taken shape, starting with the
invention of the wheel. With the swift development of technology from
the third century BC onwards, this dream, which was already present
in the culture of ancient Greece, has evolved into clear visions and
eventually has become real.
In thirteen stages, visitors are taken on an ideal journey that begins
in Mesopotamia in the third millennium BC and ends with Karl Benz’s
automobile in 1886. In between, there are extraordinary projects, which,
from time to time, spring from intuitions destined to become a turning
point in the field of automobility.
• 13 prehistory automobile objects
• Video for each of the automobiles (excludes, Ur Wheel).
• Facsimiles of the historical documents describing each of the exhibits
• 3D animated wall projections
• Exhibition catalogue
Approximately 4,000-5,000 square feet | 400-500 square meters,
minimum ceiling height 14 feet | 4 meters
Organized with Museo Galileo