The incident happened last week at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, which for decades has displayed a group of Qing dynasty Chinese vases on a window sill.
A hapless visitor tripped on his shoelace, tumbled down a flight of stairs and crashed into the vases, smashing them into smithereens.
That sucks. I bet the guy felt terrible.
The museum didn’t overreact. They won’t release the guy’s name, and they said that this won’t cause them to lock their artifacts away where no one can get close to them.
For now, they’re busy trying to glue the vases back together.