“We spend 90 minutes looking at one of the most beautiful libraries in the world, at 1,000-year-old books decorated with gold, at a secret staircase; yet often what most impresses the students who visit is the automatic toilets in the bathroom. The kids usually come piling out saying, ‘Even the bathrooms are so fancy! The toilet flushes on its own!’ They also always think that the water fountains are made of gold.”—Nicole Haroutunian, museum educator, the Morgan Library & Museum
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