Benjamin Coady, Amateur Curator
“If you have a question, ask it,” advises 13-year-old Benjamin Coady.
He speaks from experience; when the Connecticut teen visited New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, he caught a mistake on a 6th century map of the Byzantine Empire that everyone else had missed.
He left a card pointing out the discrepancy with the doubtful front desk attendant, thinking nothing would come of it since he’s “only a kid.”
Only a kid who was absolutely right, which the museum’s Byzantine art curator acknowledged by thanking him for his keen eye and inviting him to visit her in New York.
Goes to show that kids should always speak up, and adults should always listen. ;)
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