New York, USA – October 20th, 2010 – Goppion is pleased to announce the grand opening of the Infinity of Nations exhibit at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) in New York City. We are proud to have been chosen by the Smithsonian to participate in the design and construction of the spectacular conservation and display casework for this exceptionally important cultural collection.
The NMAI’s mission is to expand public awareness and appreciation of the culture of America’s native people. With a collection of 825,000 objects representing over 1,200 indigenous groups extending from Canada, the U.S., Mexico, South America and the Caribbean, the museum retraces the 12,000 year history and culture of these peoples.
This mission is exemplified by the new permanent exhibition Infinity of Nations that highlights a selection of 700 artworks including many superb examples being shown to the public for the first time. Goppion collaborated extensively with the NMAI and the renowned architect/designer, Imrey Culbert LLP, to develop a display environment that will house and preserve this beautiful collection perfectly.
“Goppion is honored to have participated in such a remarkable cultural project,” says Alessandro Goppion, director of Goppion Museum Workshop, Inc. “The NMAI is the perfect example of a museum which recognizes its ethical responsibility to provide a meaningful window into the cultural experience of its native peoples”.
Founded in 1952, Goppion is one of the world’s premier companies engaged in the creation (design, engineering, construction and installation) of museum conservation case systems. Museums of nineteen countries spanning five continents preserve their objects in Goppion display cases. A workshop of ideas, where preservation engineering meets the art of presentation, Goppion Museum Workshop, Inc. differentiates itself with its unique combination of design and engineering excellence, technical skill, museological expertise, and artistic sensibility, allowing us to create installations with elevated performance and aesthetics, capable of conserving and displaying the world’s most important artifacts.
Go to the NMAI official press release:
National Museum of the American Indian in New York to Inaugurate a Permanent, Hemispheric Survey of Native American Art