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We invite you to get to know the devices that astonished our great-great grandparents. Come and see what the first film shows were like, and allow yourself to be fascinated by the motion picture shows that have made audiences of every period dream. A visit recommended for the whole family.

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Fixing the Image of the World (I)

Optical boxes: seeing the world through a hole

EIn the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, tools were acquired so that the hand of man could copy the images captured by the camera obscura. At the same time, optical boxes, or Mondo Nuovo, allowed observers to get to know faraway cities and places, without leaving home, via these images seen through the viewing hole.

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