Thursday, September 25, 2008

Ready To Lend A Han

Antique Needed More Than A Quick Fix

A museum curator in China has been dismissed after gluing a broken antique back together instead of reporting the damage. The antique, a wooden turtle dove more than 2,000 years old and dating from China's Han Dynasty, had its beak broken when it was transported by museum staff to an antique storage cabinet a year ago.

FOOTNOTE: Lead on, Mac dove.

8 comments:

RiverPoet said...

Sounds like it was a "cheep" fix. At least he didn't put its nose to the grindstone!

Peace - D

The Texican said...

Aha! Someone notice a "quack" in the old duck. Pappy

Bear Naked said...

Just loving the clever comments everyone has.
Bear((( )))

Charles Gramlich said...

I guess the poor curator had a problem with "crack"

Sandi McBride said...

Hmm...someone must have wished him luck along the line, you think? Poor Dove
Sandi

Fat, frumpy and fifty... said...

can't help but smile...as l work in a museum...and when l'm on the 'exhibition changeover team'...I always think **** what if I break something during the hang or take down....

so far so good...I wouldn't be the first then!!

The Egel Nest said...

Alternate Footnote:

Vase the facts...

Bradley
The Egel Nest

Shrinky said...

Was he sent up before the beak?