My friends and I took a field trip with our College art history class last week! It was a Sunday trip, and anyone who attended the trip was going to receive extra credit. Then my friends and I were interested to visit the archive, however extra credit made us forget about losing a whole Sunday. It took an hour and a half to drive to the museum, which had a display of precious books–some of the books and manuscripts were from the 10th Century; my friends and I were certainly excited to see some old Scrolls and text! Then there was a group of people gathered around the precious book room when both of us arrived to the museum. The precious books room was set up with a special air filtration unit and each visitor had to enter through a special room. Before they could enter the room where the precious books were held, each person had to scrub their hands and put on a special gown. The room was set up with an air filtration unit, so they could display these precious books. The air filtration device removed all of the bacteria and pathogens that could do harm to the precious books. In order to preserve the special manuscripts, even the humidity was monitored. My number one area of the collection, was an old textbook written by an old Greek philosopher. I would drive 10 hours to see more pages from that Old textbook. Those books are an amazing treasure. I can see why the museum set up such a particular viewing room with an air filtration system!