Thursday, June 19, 2014

The Rijksmuseum Research Library:


Tucked deep away within the Rijksmuseum is its very own Research Library; a gorgeous relic from the nineteenth century that's since been restored for the erudition of all. Wrought iron and wood are abound within its confines, and sunlight streams through the windows high above the reading room below. When meandering through the museum, this library is often overlooked by visitors. Those who do take the time to appreciate this eccentric splendor from a century now past are presented with a transcending spiral staircase in the corner–which winds its way up toward all levels of the book stacks, themselves overflowing with invaluable information on the world's art, carefully cultivated throughout the ages.