Townley Venus Returns from Restoration After Thumb was Knocked Off by Caterers Last Year

October 27th, 2016

The Art Newspaper reports on the damage done last year to the British Museum’s Townley Venus, one of its most treasured holdings.  The statue had its thumb knocked off by caterers last December, but was subject to an extensive restoration before going back on view.  “We have taken steps to ensure it does not happen again. Any staff who are involved in managing or invigilating events have gone through retraining on the protection of objects before and during events,” the museum said in a statement.

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