After you walk through the entrance hall, there is a courtyard where people can rest and buy food. This courtyard is one of the places where you can enjoy the architecture of this museum. According to the pamphlet, this contemporary architecture was designed by an American architect named Richard Meier. Almost the whole museum is built from a white stone that looks beautiful. From this courtyard you can walk into the four buildings.
The first building I went into was the North Pavilion. The North Pavilion is the building which has the illuminated manuscripts on display. All the artifacts in this exhibit are artifacts from before 1600 A.D. In those days, books and manuscripts were mostly hand made. Also, a unique characteristic of that time is that artworks were drawn into the books. These books that have works of art inside are known as illuminated manuscripts. Many of these artworks portray people and landscape, which probably show the glamorous lifestyles of the rich. Also I think there are a lot of religious factors in these artworks as well. I remember seeing many portraits of Christ, and these where probably used to reinforce the importance of Christianity and the religious life. Ot