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Throwback to all the Gosselin art moves
Throughout the years, Gosselin has performed so many art moves going from small statues to 7 meters long ones, classic paintings, and modern pieces. To celebrate #World Art Day, we look back on these successful moves;
Gosselin brings Arne Quinze art back to Belgium
Barbara Savelli and her team moved a statue weighing 4,000 kilograms and measuring three meters in length from Belgium to Venice in the spring of 2022. Recently, it was time to move the art back to Belgium. Yet another ideal job for Gosselin Moving and Heavy, working together in perfect tandem.
Travelling exhibitions demand expert packing
Gosselin completed a new fine art move for the National Archeologic Museum, Aquilea. Twenty-five works of ancient art had to be moved from Italy to Lithuania, and the museum was looking for a packing expert.
A difficult move with a tight schedule? Piece of cake for Gosselin
Moving a three-meter-long statue that weighs about 4,000 kilograms all the way from Belgium to Venice is a project that normally requires several weeks of preparations. Barbara Savelli of Gosselin Italy only had one week to get the job done. And while Venice is a lovely city from a tourist perspective, it certainly isn’t an easy one from a logistics point of view. The project resulted in a wonderful collaboration between Gosselin Moving and Heavy.
The Silk Road, a route of collaborations
The Silk Road: Contemporary Art and Artists from Italy is an exhibition that travels the ancient trading route connecting China with the West. With offices located along the entire Silk Road area from the Caucasus and Central-Asia to Europe, Gosselin has shown it is the perfect partner for this project.
Moving art can become a masterpiece
The sculptures were loaded at the studio in Maldegem where they were painted and then each piece is loaded with its corresponding pedestal in containers. It’s very precise work that involves doing everything we can to offer the best possible protection for the sculptures.
The sculptures being moved to Dubai are named Achillea, Linaria, Knaufia, Lycopus, Silene, and Galega and all weigh between 2000 and 3000 kilos. The largest of the pieces is nearly seven meters long.
Traveling exhibitions: recycling techniques turned into art
Gosselin moved the Ecodesign traveling exhibition, an expo that displays a variety of art created using recycling techniques and waste materials. The idea behind this exhibition is to raise awareness about environmental sustainability.
Traveling exhibitions: old masters on world tour
In April, the American city of Auburn welcomed the Bernini & the Roman Baroque exposition. For this expo, fifty paintings and other objects created in the provocative style of Bernini, famous for the Trevi Fountain in Rome, travelled from Italy to Alabama. “This move owes its success to the tight scheduling and strict precautionary measures,” says Roberta from Gosselin Italy.
Goya goes on tour with Gosselin
After Madrid, Bordeaux, Algiers and Prague, visitors will now also be able to enjoy Goya’s Fisonomista exposition in Rome this spring. In addition to the 38 etchings and engravings by the old Spanish master Francisco Goya, this treasured expo also includes around one hundred 18th- and 19th-century reproductions. These crates have a value that can’t really be expressed in figures, however. This is a challenge we aren’t afraid to tackle as a team.
It started with a phone call
Many art moving projects involve a great deal of planning, hard work and precise time management. This is even more so when the project involves shipping precious art objects on behalf of Sergio Mattarella, President of Italy, to the residence of the President of the Republic of Armenia, Armen Sarkissian.
Moving the art of the German impressionists
For most people, the word Impressionism probably conjures up names of famous French painters. Impressionism was actually a full-fledged European movement that yielded high quality works from all over. In Germany, the prominent painters belonging to this movement included Max Liebermann, Lovis Corinth and Max Slevogt. These artists were never really known by the general public as their work was seldom seen outside of Germany. The Italian Museo Archeologico in Valle d’Aosta and Gosselin are changing all that now.
Italian heritage hits the road
In mid-2019, the exposition Italy: The (In)visible Stories set off for a tour around the world, with Gosselin’s help. With stops in Italy, Armenia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria and Croatia, the exposition, Italy: The (In)visible Stories has already logged quite a journey. Gosselin Rome has a long history of working with Glocal Project Consulting, the exposition organizer.
Italian cultural heritage tours Europe
The employees working at the Italian embassy in Rome couldn’t believe that their travelling project was coming off without a hitch. In spite of the tight schedule, a very diverse collection of art managed to leave on an international road trip.
From Renaissance to Rococo, from Trieste to Yerevan
Our Italian team is well-known for art moves. This time they organized the move of 55 paintings from Trieste, Italy, to Yerevan. The exhibition was desired by the Italian Embassy in Armenia. Gosselin performed the loading, export clearance with involvement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, transport, import clearance in Armenia with the involvement of the Italian Embassy and the delivery to the museum.
Gosselin moves Georgia’s national pride to Tallinn and Paris
Niko Pirosmani never could have known that his works would travel the entire continent after his death. Destitute at the time of his passing one hundred years ago, the Georgian artist’s work is now worth millions. Niko Pirosmani achieved world fame shortly after his death in 1918 when an exhibit on Georgian art travelled around Europe. One hundred years later, Gosselin is packing up this artist’s work once again for a trip from the Georgian capital of Tbilisi to Tallinn and Paris.
Exceptional works of art at UN headquarters in New York
As a specialist in moving works of art, it takes a lot to surprise us here at Gosselin Mobility. This time, our team in Italy wasn’t focusing on medieval masters, but on modern works from differently abled artists from Rome. At the initiative of the Community of Sant’Egidio, these artists were given an exposition in New York.
On tour with Bernini
Even as a teenager, Gian Lorenzo Bernini spent his free time working with a hammer, chisel and block of marble. Over 300 years after his death, this prodigy of the Baroque movement is still highly praised by art aficionados from every corner of the world. Gosselin Mobility is currently taking part of Bernini’s oeuvre on a unique journey to a few of these very corners.
34 works by Caravaggio go on tour
The journey covered over 12,000 kilometers and the cargo was in transit for more than 200 hours. By the time they have been returned to Rome, this is what the 34 works by the Italian painter Caravaggio will have travelled. This art collection has been travelling around Central Asia since November, with stops in Tbilisi (Georgia), Baku (Azerbaijan) and Ashgabat (Turkmenistan). By the end of the tour, the works of this Italian Baroque master will have drawn tens of thousands of visitors.
Gosselin is a leading provider of international moving and destination services. Our clients are multinationals, relocation management companies, expats, diplomats, military personnel and private persons. With 56 offices in 34 countries, Gosselin has a strong presence in Europe, Russia, the Caucasus and Central Asia.
Gosselin is a division of the Gosselin Group that has its headquarters in Antwerp, Belgium. The company was founded in 1930 and employs a staff of 800 that generates more than 350 million euros in turnover.