There’s got to be a better emergency plan.

An article by Daniel Victor in the August 11, 2021 issue of The New York Times (“A Typhoon Damages a Kusama Pumpkin”)

notes that the 6-1/2 foot tall and ca. 8 foot wide pumpkin sculpture by Yayoi Kusama, a favorite tourist attraction which has been sitting in the Benesse Art Site at the tip of the Japanese island of Naushima since 1994, was damaged by typhoon waves. Usually staff members move the work  to safety before a typhoon hits, but on August 9th, they could not reach it in time. There’s got to be a better emergency plan.  #conservationinthenews