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Kids wreck glass castle at museum

Two children damaged an artwork at Shanghai Museum of Glass in Baoshan District, it has said on its social media.

The 110-centimeter-high glass castle, which took artists the Arribas brothers 500 hours to make, was given to the museum for the venue’s fifth anniversary in 2016. The work is in 30,000 parts and features pieces in pure gold. 

The children got inside the rail placed around the piece and collided with its glass cover as they were running around and playing in late May, the museum said last Friday. Although protected by the glass cover, the 60-kilogram exhibit was broken with some of the castle’s spires falling and other parts slipping.

The two artists have been informed but they are unable to come to China from the United States to instruct a professional team to repair the artwork due to the coronavirus pandemic, the museum said. The broken exhibit is still on display.


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