The Louvre and the Venus' showcases

June 2010

From "Il Sole 24 Ore", 17/06/2010

“What do Leonardo’s Mona Lisa and the British Crown Jewels have in common? Or the stele of Hammurabi and the Museum of the acropolis of Athens? What connects the Egyptian galleries of the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge to the galleries of Greek sculpture at the Fine Arts Museum in Boston? There is only one answer: the glass cases. Thanks to the success of the glass case protecting the Mona Lisa, Goppion has continued to work in Paris winning one after the other of exceptionally strict public contracts. At the Louvre, for example, Goppion has been bringing to completion these last few weeks a highly important exhibit system, the rooms that introduce the visitor to the sublime view of the Venus de Milo. Here, at the most visited part of the Louvre after the Mona Lisa, the Milanese company is completing the assembly of thirty super-technological cases in glass, steel and marble destined to preserve objects from Greek antiquity. This exhibit system, carried out by the Goppion taskforce under the supervision of the Direction Architecture Muséographie et Technique du Louvre, will be inaugurated on July 6th next”.

Marco Carminati, «Il Louvre e le vetrine di Venere», Il Sole 24 Ore, 17 giugno 2010

The Louvre and the Venus' showcases