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PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2016 5:22 pm Reply with quote
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This found its way to our local news broadcast...

"D'OH"
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3620792/Excruciating-CCTV-footage-shows-priceless-clock-falling-museum-wall-smashing-visitor-touches-it.html

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2016 6:07 pm Reply with quote
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Some people should not be allowed into Museums but I wouldn't give the guy that hung that clock 10 out of 10 either.

Their wasn't much safety margin on the mounting arrangement and whoever wound the clock would have had to touch it.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2016 10:13 am Reply with quote
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Saw this on the national news last night. I'm surprised that there hasn't been much other comment from the NAWCC on it.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2016 11:34 am Reply with quote
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Yikes!

What clock was it?

If so priceless, maybe it should have been under glass???

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2016 12:21 pm Reply with quote
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Was talking to Renee Coulson a little while ago, and she said it was an art clock that an NAWCC member out in Colorado had made. She didn't know if it was donated directly by the maker or if someone bought and then donated it.

In any case, she had seen it on the National News like I did and that was all she knew.
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thank god it was just an art clock and not a Howard or something!

5 secs before it falls off the wall you can see the weight tugged from its pulley - the guy definitely should not have been dicking with it!

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WHAT A WAY TO G PUBLICITY!!!!!!!
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"COLUMBIA, PA: The National Watch and Clock Museum recently shared a surveillance video of a pair of visitors to the Museum who couldn’t resist handling a sculptural wall clock, accidentally knocking the wooden clock off the wall and severely damaging it.

The Museum posted the video on their official YouTube channel as a reminder to our visitors about the danger of touching museum objects. “The man who knocked the clock down spoke with Museum staff immediately so the situation could be addressed,” explains Museum Director Noel Poirier. “We do not want them to feel bad or persecuted as a result. We want to use the video to educate about the dangers of touching museum objects,” explains Poirier.

Since being posted the video has gone viral, resulting in phone calls from media around the world asking for interviews and further information about the accident. “The Museum is proud to spread the word about its events, exhibit openings, and special programs it plans and holds each year,” shares Poirier. “We work hard to promote these happenings and sometimes we get the media response we’re looking for and sometimes we don’t. This happening certainly wasn’t planned and the incredible response from the media wasn’t expected either!”

The damaged clock, which won a national award in 1994, was created by Minnesota artist and clockmaker James Borden and has hung in the Museum for more than 20 years. Poirier said the clock, though damaged in the incident, is not beyond repair and will be repaired and rehung as soon as possible. Its maker Mr. Borden has graciously agreed to fix the clock for the Museum."

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 02, 2021 9:54 am Reply with quote
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more like "NIGHTMARE" at the museum!

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 02, 2021 5:05 pm Reply with quote
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Alas we might see more of this kind of thing in the future as more and more Museums are heading down the path of "interactive exhibits" where people and kids in particular are being encouraged to touch things.

I am not condoning this behavior in any way but I do think it might be something to consider going into the future.

If you display something in an open and touchable way the chances of it getting touched I suspect are increasing.

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Like more "nightmares?"

No more please; Rory to the rescue!

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Like more "nightmares?"

No more please; Rory to the rescue!

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