Next to the work was a sign reading ‘Insert words.’, which she took as an invitation to fill in the blanks. Later she told police that the museum should have made it clear it was not an interactive work.
According to Eva Krause, Director of the Nuremberg Neues Museum where the incident occurred, the damage is easily repaired. "We do realise that the old lady didn't mean any harm," Ms Krause told UK paper The Telegraph, explaining that their insurance required them to make a police report.
The museum has paid for the restoration of the work which will cost a few hundred euro and will change their signs to prevent keen puzzles from having a go in the future!