The Daily Edge uses cookies. By continuing to browse this site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Click here to find out more »
Dublin: 2 °C Thursday 18 January, 2018
Advertisement

This man ignored a museum's 'no touching' rules and smashed a priceless clock

Good job, mate.

IT’S A BAD WEEK for art.

clock

First, a child accidentally demolished a €13,000 Lego statue within an hour of it being unveiled, and now, a museum patron has been caught on camera casually destroying an priceless clock.

In CCTV footage from the National Watch & Clock Museum in Philadelphia, a visitor can be ignoring the ‘no touching’ signs to play with the clock, sending it tumbling down to the ground.

clockfailling

Aaargh.

Source: National Watch & Clock Museum/YouTube

Museum director Noel Poirer told Lancaster Online that the piece is a sculptural clock that operates in “a very specific way”.

This is why we beg and plead with our visitors to please refrain from touching objects in museums. If somebody asks me how it works, I will very gently show them how it works.

The clock is “doing fine” but will need a few repairs. We’ll cross our fingers for the perpetrator getting the boot up the bum he deserves.

53956b07-d1fd-4bfa-bedc-8f843dc008c6

DailyEdge is on Snapchat! Tap the button below to add!

  • Share on Facebook
  • Email this article
  •  

Read next:

COMMENTS (13)

This is YOUR comments community. Stay civil, stay constructive, stay on topic. Please familiarise yourself with our comments policy here before taking part.
write a comment

Leave a commentcancel