Egyptian Museum, Turin, Italy

The Project

The Egyptian Museum located in Turin, Italy preserves one of the largest collections of Egyptian artifacts. It remains second in the world, only behind Cairo, for the historical and artistic value of its content, but has the reputation of one of the first in the world in museum quality. Housing works that date back to 5,000 years ago; the Egyptian Museum in Turin must have the essential protection to retain pristine condition of the findings.

The showcases are made with Pilkington OptiView™ Protect OW a low iron, anti-reflective glass. This glass allows maximum enjoyment of the findings, while preserving and maintaining the old-age artifacts. Having works so rare and extraordinary deserve to be protected without a prominent reflection typically apparent in standard glass. The Pilkington OptiView™ Protect OW  glass has anti-reflective and low iron benefits for outstanding visual clarity with an unobtrusive view. The thickness of the glass used in the Egyptian Museum (12.8 mm), adds another important benefit: protection to people and assets from vandalism, contributing substantially to the safety of the works exhibited. The Egyptian Museum has managed to enhance the archaeological findings by allowing an excellent visit for the experienced and/or curious.

Photography: Pino & Nicola Dell'Aquila

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Turin, Italy
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  • Museums and Cultural Building
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