Permanent Collection: The Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum is the only museum in the nation devoted exclusively to historic and contemporary design. The Museum presents compelling perspectives on the impact of design on daily life through active educational programs, exhibitions, and publications. The museum holds more than 250,000 items, including drawings, prints, textiles, furniture, metalwork, ceramics, glass, wall coverings and woodwork spanning 3,000 years and cultures from around the world; a 60,000-volume library includes 5,000 rare books. Architecture: Landmark 1902 Andrew Carnegie mansion by Babb, Cook and Willard. The Museum includes the Design Resource Center for collections study and storage, the Drue Heinz Study Center for Drawings and Prints, the Henry Luce Study Room for American Art, the Di Palma Center for the Study of Jewelry and Precious Metals, the Barbara Riley Levin Conservatory, the Agnes Bourne Bridge Gallery, the Nancy and Edwin Marks Masters Program Suite, the Lester and Enid Morse Garden Room, and the Arthur Ross Terrace and Garden. Located in the Andrew Carnegie mansion. Historical and contemporary design. Changing exhibitions, year-round public programs. Outdoor garden. Library (50,000 volumes) by appointment. Gift shop.