Giancarlo Cotrufo

Project Management


Giancarlo’s specialty is preventive conservation and, specifically, microclimatic control issues for display cases. He has developed a ‘smart case’ which allows the sensors and actuators in a display case to be controlled by a single application, and he is the point of contact for universities and national research institutions for specific R & D projects and patents.

Some of the most recent projects he has overseen include the gallery of the Venus de Milo and the Département des Arts de l’Islam, both in the Louvre in Paris; La Terrasse Lille in the Musée d’Orsay in Paris; the Musée des Civilisations et de la Méditeranée (MUCEM) and the Musèe d’Histoire, both in Marseille; the Atturaif Living Museum in Saudi Arabia; and the National Museum in Oslo. He is currently in charge of maintaining the display case for the Mona Lisa in the Louvre.

Giancarlo has a degree in mechanical engineering, with a specialization in energy systems, from the Politecnico di Milano. He also has a diploma as an industrial technician with a specialization in mechanics, and is fluent in Italian, English and French.