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This IRL Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Game Lets You Recreate a Smashed Masterpiece


In 2002, the pedestal at the Metropolitan Art Museum holding Tullio Lombardo's marble statue Adam collapsed beneath it, causing the masterpiece to fall and shatter into dozens of pieces. Today, you can interact with an avatar clone of him through a groundbreaking choose-your-own-adventure style digital exhibit.

For more than a decade following the crash, conservators at the Met worked exhaustively to put Adam back together using laser mapping and 3D printing to replicate and test different parts of the statue. By late 2014, he was almost as good as new and returned to public view. 

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