We went to the Museum Meermanno | History of the Book after our visit to the royal library today. There we were shown around by Rickey Tax, a collection manager at the museum. He began by dipping into the vaults and emerged with a suitcase of goodies.
He began by explaining the museum to us, much of which was locked in time as a gentleman's cabinet of curiosities from around the world.
He showed us a number of lovely treasures, including some beautifully illuminated centuries-old books.
We also saw newer materials, such as the early drafts of a publication guest-authored by M.C. Escher.
They also had a lovely Escher block of lizard tessellations. Having loved his work since 9th grade geometry, I drooled. I was sternly informed by the instructor, "Kari, if you steal a Dutch national treasure, you will fail the class." Drat.