The iconic work of art, “The pulpit for Pisa Cathedral” — a small part of which shows a woman breastfeeding — by Giovanni Pisano, an Italian sculptor, painter, and artist born in Pisa, was on display at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London in October 2016. Over the weekend of Aug 4-6, 2017, a breastfeeding V & A visitor says she was told to cover up, which the museum says violates its own policies.
The woman, who posts on Twitter as @vaguechera, says she had "flashed a nanosecond of nipple" in the museum's courtyard when she was told to conceal her breasts. Instead of bearing that in silence, she busted out her phone and started tweeting.
She ribbed the V&A, pointing out that the museum seemed totally fine with some bare bosoms — as long as they were made of stone instead of flesh.
The Victoria and Albert Museum in London later apologized to the visitor.