Giorgio Roster: Scientist and Photographer

Giorgio Roster (1843-1927) was a doctor, professor and hygienist who cultivated many other interests and studied mineralogy and botany in depth. Roster's photographic collections - that he used as a primary support to his studies -  are of particular interest. An encyclopedic, but at the same time rigorous and systematic scientist, Roster was a leading figure in 19th-century scientific culture. The digital library dedicated to him represents the first phase of a project involving major institutions such as the Natural History Museum in Florence and Fratelli Alinari, which is aimed at virtually collecting the significant documentary heritage of the scientist.

The website is avaliable only in Italian.