Bloke breaks toe off 19th century sculpture then sneaks off

Bloke breaks toe off 19th century sculpture then sneaks off

If you’ve done much travelling, you’ll know that there’s nothing quite like checking out a few museums to get a bit of culture into your system. One of the best places to do that is bloody Italy. Yeah, nah, those f**kers know how to gather up works of art and put ‘em all on display. Of course, if you go there, you’ve got to toe the line when it comes to the rules. If you don’t, you might just find yourself in trouble.

And that’s what brings us to a recent story from the Museo Antonio Canova from Possagno in Northeast Italy.

Those poor f**kers have just found themselves done over by a careless Austrian tourist whose careless nature has seen him f**k up one of their sculptures.

According to the museum, who aired their grievances on Facebook, “An Austrian tourist sat on the sculpture of Paolina Borghese causing two toes to break, then hurriedly left the museum, without reporting the fact.”

As you can tell from the tone of their post, they’re a little bit pissed about it. And, to be fair, they’ve got every right to be. As they say, “Adopting responsible behaviour within the museum while respecting the works preserved in it is not only a civic duty, but a sign of respect for what our history and culture testifies, and that must be proudly handed down to future generations.”

Credit: Museo Gypsotheca Antonio Canova

As for the bloke in question, they know exactly who he is thanks to track and trace measures put in place since the advent of Covid-19. Yeah, nah, there’s no word whether they’re gonna set the lynch mob loose on him, but they know who he is.

For his own part, though, he has emailed an apology to the police there:

“During the visit to the Museum of Possagno, I sat on the statue, without realising the damage that I evidently caused. I apologise in every way.”

Credit: Museo Gypsotheca Antonio Canova

Final thought: Yeah, nah, we reckon this is the kind of situation where honesty’s your best policy, but, having said that, we’re not in old mate’s position. Perhaps it’s one of those cases where it’s better to apologise after the fact. Still, if you do go to the museum, don’t go sitting on the displays. You’re just asking for trouble. Anyway, let us know what you reckon: should he have to pay for repairs?

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