International Joint Conference on Ambient Intelligence
in-cooperation with ACM SIGCHI
Connect with AmI-12!
Pisa, Italy - November 13-15, 2012
Social Event on November 14th
A guided tour of the Natural History Museum of Pisa University and the social dinner in The Charterhouse of Calci, that is open to AmI 2012 participants and for their accompanying persons with the supplementary social dinner pass.
The Charterhouse of Calci was founded in 1366 as a ghotic building, even if it display currently a baroque style
due to reconstructions operated in the 18th century.
All the construction plans were laid out by the monks themselves, for they only knew exactly the organizational,
architectural and administrative needs of the chartusian life as it was intended by the Rule of S. Benedetto:
times and places shared by the community and places for silence and solitude.
The building was used by the monks until the 1972, when the last monk moved to the
Charterhouse of Farneta (Lucca).
The Natural History Museum of Pisa University originated in the "gallery" founded in 1591 by Ferdinando I de'
Medici, as an annex of the Botanical Garden
This museum was subsequently divided into independent sections, because of the division of Natural History into
specialised fields of research, although it remained housed under the same roof.
In the following decades the Museum and the related research facilities expanded greatly; the collections were
continuosly enlarged by the addition of new specimens.
The museum was also used as a storage place for research material for the Faculty of Natural History at the University.
For touristic information on Pisa see Tourism Pisa.