Goppion Protects Humanity's Treasures from a Myriad of Threats

Press Release – 05 Feb 2024

For over 70 years, Goppion has been dedicated to a single goal: designing and building the most effective protection and conservation casework for the exhibition of artworks. The recent attack on the Mona Lisa, on January 28th, 2024, has once again underscored the vulnerability of artworks to acts of vandalism. Fortunately, Leonardo da Vinci's masterpiece remains unharmed within a Goppion display case, demonstrating the efficacy of our commitment to safeguarding cultural treasures.

Image © Andrea Jemolo

This episode serves as a poignant reminder of the collective responsibility we share in implementing comprehensive strategies to ensure the security and well-being of our artistic heritage. Installing physical barriers and display cases around paintings can act as a deterrent to vandals. Transparent materials, such as bulletproof glass, safeguard artworks while optimizing their visibility, as if there were no barrier at all. Our range of solutions, including innovative micro-climate frame cases, larger wall displays, and fully customized options, reflects Goppion's extensive experience in providing top-tier protection for artworks displayed in public spaces.

In light of the recent incident at the Louvre, the importance of compliance with the latest and most stringent safety standards, and a proactive stance in safeguarding our cultural heritage cannot be overstated. Goppion remains steadfast in its commitment to advancing protective measures, contributing to a secure environment for the preservation and exhibition of invaluable artworks for generations to come.