August 7, 2013 Kyle Chayka

An American tourist broke off an entire pinkie off a 600-year-old Italian statue. What part of “don’t touch the art” do you not understand, people? Sadly, this long-standing rule of museum etiquette seems to be interpreted very loosely by visitors. Recently, Museo dell’Opera del Duomo guards spotted a man standing very close to the statue by Giovanni d’Ambrogio centuries ago. […]

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