Friday, November 10, 2006

the nelson art disaster

i was talking to a teacher in the building here about field trips and recanted one i was on with a group from the YMCA several years back .. as a youth worker, i had a group of kids up in the chinese section when i heard a dull thud and kids running .. the damned kids knocked over a ming dynasty sculpture that threw security, the curator and others into a dazed glaze .. it was the worst, unpublicized accident in the museum's history and i was there to witness it .. as it happened, some boy pushed a girl as a joke into the pedestaled piece and created the nightmare .. the girl got off with a mere week of community service .. i'll never forget that room and that piece .. cheers.

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