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"We know that grand houses functioned only through the arduous toil of many hands, while in practice we agree to overlook this and admire their manifest opulence."
Ludmilla Jordanova, “Objects of Knowledge: A Historical Perspective on Museums” in The New Museology (ed: Vergo), p31