Astros World Series trophy damaged at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston event; MFAH responds
HOUSTON – Flags on the Astros World Series trophy were bent when the trophy took a tumble at an event Wednesday night at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
In response to reports about the incident, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston issued this statement:
"Mr. James Crane, principal owner of the Houston Astros, brought the World Series Trophy to the Museum’s annual fundraiser, 'One Great Night in November.'
"The trophy was set on a table, and guests were invited to be photographed with it. Later in the evening, the table shifted and the trophy started to slide as a photograph was being taken. A guest grabbed it quickly, and several of the flagpoles on the trophy were bent as a result.
"Immediately afterward, the museum’s conservation specialist for decorative arts, who was a guest at the event, took the trophy to his laboratory at the museum, and straightened the bent flagpoles. It was returned, fully restored to its original appearance, to Mr. Crane, who returned home with it that evening."
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