Those “do not cross” ropes at museums are there for a reason. Yet, at the Shanghai Museum of Glass, unruly children apparently climbed over barriers while playing a game and accidentally shattered a glass Disney castle exhibit.
The castle was gifted by the Arribas Brothers, glassblowers specializing in creating Disney collectibles. The delicate piece had taken 500 hours to create, weighed 132 pounds, and consisted of over 30,000 components. The museum hopes the US-based artists will be able to repair the piece, though COVID-19 restrictions prevent them from traveling to Shanghai right now.