Monday, May 7, 2012
13 Year Old Boy Finds Mistake in Metropolitan Museum of Art Map
When 13-year-old Benjamin Lerman Coady recently visited the New York City's Metropolitan Museum of Art (The Met), one of the world's premier destinations for artistic and historical exhibitions, little did he expect that he would be a hero. Yet, that’s what happened when the seventh grader, a fledgling history buff who recently studied the Byzantine Empire in school, found out when he pointed out an error in The Met’s Byzantine Gallery.While checking some of the dates on the map, Coady noticed that sections featuring Spain and Africa were missing. Before leaving the museum, he attempted to inform the museum that the map was inaccurate, but the front desk just didn’t believe him. As he put it: “I’m only a kid”.
A few months later the curator emailed Coady and admitted that there had been a mistake. And this is what Coady picked up from his experience: "If you have a question, always ask it; always take chances."