When museum visitors get touchy-feely with the exhibits

■ Also last month, a 90-year-old woman visiting the Neues Museum in Nuremberg, Germany, used a pen to fill in the spaces in an artwork that depicted part of a crossword puzzle. Officials filed a criminal complaint about the unidentified woman for defacing the exhibit, “Reading-work-piece,” by the avant-garde artist Arthur Koepcke.

A lawyer for the woman later said that she did not damage the artwork — which included the phrase “insert words” — but merely completed it as the artist intended, the German news agency DPA reported.

■ In June, a boy smashed a giant LEGO sculpture of Nick from “Zootopia” at an expo in Ningbo, China. The artist had spent days piecing it together, reports said.

■ In May, two children at the Shanghai Museum of Glass were caught on camera touching a sculpture, “Angel Is Waiting,” by Shelly Xue, as their parents recorded them. When one child pulled the sculpture away from the wall, it fell and broke. A video of what happened went viral.

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