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# no touching
This man ignored a museum's 'no touching' rules and smashed a priceless clock
Good job, mate.

IT’S A BAD WEEK for art.


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.



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.


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