It all started with a tiny violin
At Milox we have been developing display cases since 1993. Our mission is to protect, conserve and display objects, while ensuring the utmost security. To constantly attain the best technical solutions on the market, at Milox we work with a large number of companies that are specialists in their respective fields.
Our first project came about as part of the Swedish History exhibition, a joint project run by the Nordic Museum, the Swedish History Museum and Sweden’s 24 county museums. Our job was to protect a small violin that belonged to Queen Christina in the seventeenth century. It had to be protected against too much light, from the dust and the climate in the places in which it was displayed, and it also had to be protected from theft.
The conservators were very pleased and we were fascinated and keen to know more. As a result we decided to learn all we could about this highly specialised area. We had been working in product development for years so research was all in a day’s work. Contact with specialists at museums and other experts in safety, climate and lighting culminated in a raft of specifications and testing. And so the Milox display cases were born.
We care about protecting works of art and historical objects. And because our world is full of priceless things, all with different protection and conservation requirements, we are constantly being given new and challenging problems to solve. These challenges only encourage us to refine and develop our products, which ultimately benefits our customers.