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King Philip signs autographs at the MET

March 22, 2011
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Improv Everywhere’s latest prank is something museums could learn from! With a dash of faux improvisation (ie without previous announcement, and just for a few minutes) this could be replicated in any museum with a good costume and a guy in a suit. I would just love to see this in the Uffizi.

As Improv Everywhere rightly states, they weren’t breaking any museum rules:

Surely there is no policy on the books at the Met about dressing up like a painting and standing in front of it. The museum allows sketchbooks in for the benefit of art students, so we used one to conceal our sign and our photographs. The King brought a pencil in to sign his autographs as markers are not allowed.

…although they did courteously leave when asked to do so by a museum guard. Rather, the Met ought to HIRE them! Great for marketing.

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