Not Quite What You Imagined When You Got That Museum Job

Photo credit: Nadine Korte

Those who run museums have a lot of different things to worry about when presenting historical and artistic treasures to their viewers.

But who thought protecting patrons from gangs of pickpockets would have been on that list?

An interesting BBC News article about a strike that occurred at the Louvre today, as workers were protesting about having to deal with violent street gangs of pickpockets.

“Staff at the museum said thieves, some of them children, were targeting both employees and tourists.”

“They find themselves confronted with organised groups of pickpockets who are increasingly aggressive and who include children.”

Another interesting fact from the article: 10 Million people visited the Louvre in Paris in 2012.

Source [BBC News]

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