Anti-Seismic Display Cases for Museums - System Q Stability – Goppion

Solid display cases for the protection of delicate pieces of cultural heritage

Stability is one of our fundamental design concepts. By stability, we mean that the display case must remain both immobile and non-deformable.

The stability of a display case is analyzed by considering the display case itself as a rigid body subjected to force.

When the case is shut, vertical forces (the weight of the various parts) are discharged into the floor and are offset by the supports (legs or other fixtures). Horizontal forces can be brought on by accidentally pushing on the case or by excessive crowding. If the weight is not well distributed in a display case, an open door can allow for movement and consequently lead to the rigid body of the case being rotated.

The solidity and stability of Goppion’s display case structures can be guaranteed thanks to complex physics and engineering studies along with constant experimentation carried out by the Laboratorio Museotecnico.

Goppion display cases protect works even from earthquakes

If the building that houses the exhibition meets anti-seismic specifications, Goppion is able to make some tweaks so that the display cases can be attached securely to the walls and do not tip over.

If the building does not meet anti-seismic specifications, the Laboratorio Museotecnico has come up with a patented anti-seismic table that goes between base of the display case and the floor.

As the case is “isolated” and can move freely on a horizontal plane, its movement will be disconnected from any movement of the floor.