My understanding was that one of the purposes of the renovation was to
accomodate school groups. Having taken my studnets there, one of the biggest
problems we have is that there is no place for us to eat lunch (the Met is the same
and way more obnoxious about it!). We come from out of town and it is a day
trip for us...the kids need to eat somewhere. Usually it is outside..or if
raining...we have to beg the bus driver to let us eat on the bus.
When I took my students 5 years ago, I had a conversation with one of the
education folks there about this very problem. I was told that student spaces
and all that kind of stuff was going to be included....what a disappointment if
this is not so!