Museums and Archives

Museums and Archives

The Leonardo museums bear exceptional witness to the technological and industrial memory and constitute an instrument of dialogue and constant sharing between the company and the territory. They were born out of the awareness that a large part of the industrial culture of our time is not only produced by the great cultural and educational institutions, but is also formed within companies. Living, dynamic structures, corporate museums represent a point of reference for communities and territories, centres of industrial culture open to visitors, researchers, students, economic and cultural operators.

Agusta Museum

The Museo Agusta Foundation was set up in 2003 in Cascina Costa Di Samarate (Varese), thanks to the commitment of the Senior Workers' Group of the then AgustaWestland, now the Helicopter Division. At its museum headquarters, the Museo Agusta Foundation collects the records of the activity of both the historical Costruzioni Aeronautiche Giovanni Agusta and the historical MV Agusta.

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Breda Meccanica Bresciana Museum

Reconstituted in 2001 on the ashes of an old company association, the Association Museum of Melara O.N.L.U.S. is a non-profit institution that pursues exclusively cultural and social purposes in the promotion and enhancement of the historical memory of OTO Melara.

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Museum of Galileo Workshop

The Museum was founded in 2006 by the then Galileo Avionica, now the Electronics Division for Terrestrial and Naval Defence of Campi Bisenzio (Florence) which, merging various Italian companies in the defence sector under the same brand name, had taken over the legacy of Officine Galileo in Florence, one of the oldest Italian high technology companies, which created optical and astronomical instruments.

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Radar Museum

The Radar Museum, inaugurated in 2009 at the plant of the Electronics Division for Terrestrial and Naval Defence at Fusaro (Naples), historical site of Italian radar, was created to bring together, preserve and pass on the history of pioneering radar production in Italy which began in this plant over 60 years ago.

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