Goppion at the Royal Academy of Arts in London
11 May 2018
The new spaces of the Royal Academy of London, founded on December 10, 1768 by King George III to promote the art of design and which still represents today a reference for the major global institutions dedicated to artists and architects, will be inaugurated on Tuesday, May 15, as part of the celebrations of its 250th anniversary.
The campus extension and renovation project, signed by Sir David Chipperfield, unified Burlington House and Burlington Gardens and resulted in a substantial increase in exhibition space (approximately 70%) for the prestigious program of temporary exhibitions that the Royal Academy has always put forward and a better presentation of its permanent collection.
The showcases - and some bases for statues - of the new installation, designed by Studio Adrien Gardère of Paris, were made and installed by Goppion: refined constructions, high-conservation performances, ornamented with finishes in marble and bronze to highlight the rich Renaissance collection.
Among all the works exhibited, the tondo crafted by Michelangelo for the private devotion of the Florentine patron Taddeo Taddei, originally placed in his Palace of the Via de ' Ginori, acquired and transferred to London by Sir George Beaumont in 1823, stands out particularly.