The Dury Museum
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The Dury Museum
"Buttle off and tell Baron Bruno that [...] we're here to view the tapestries." -Indiana Jones "This is a castle and we have many tapestries. But if you are a Scottish Lord then I am MICKEY MOUSE!" -Butler
Dury Museum... in pre-apocalypse Malton, the museum was a bustling little facility, hosting school children, tour groups and the public for a small fee. Guided tours were heard echoing throughout the chambers covered in aging tapestries from the great artists. A section of the museum was dedicated to modern tapestry artists, as well. The Middle Eastern tapestry collection was one of the most extensive in the world until the place was looted during the early days of the Outbreak.
Now a few forlorn tapestries hang in the gallery. Still, the Dury Museum Curator's Society board of directors managed to contact an old employee and convince her to return to work and prepare the museum to receive both living and undead guests.
Currently On Display
One room of the museum has been cleared, for the display of two conceptual paintings, a French tapestry, three Greek tapestries, three mediaeval tapestries, three print of a tapestries and a dark tapestry.
In the west wing, we have two conceptual paintings, both by the local artist Renee Dubois. The first is titled Zombie Apocalypse in Gray with Drying Blood Spatters. As you can see, this riveting piece throws into stark relief the plight of both survivor and zombie alike. The second is known only as Final Farewell, a watercolor of the view downwards from the dizzying top of a skyscraper, while smears of blood adorn the pavement below.
In the north wing, we have our European Collection. First up is our last French tapestry, carefully preserved and placed here for your viewing pleasure. You can see the exquisite detail of the stitching and colors of Lady in Waiting by Filipe Monsiour. Our Greek pantheon is next, with the first tapestry entitled Zeus - God of the Sky, Weather and Fate. Beside it is Poseidon - God of Rivers, Seas and Earthquakes. And finally, we have the tapestry entitled Hemalorus - God of Running Out of Toilet Paper. All are stunning representations of the Greek Gods.
Rounding out the north wing, we have three tapestries from the mediaeval period. Each are depicting aspects of common life from the middle ages. Tax Collector, The Plague and Squalid Living, by Enrique Bozambique, are masterpieces of the genre.
And finally, we have the east wing, with freshly air-dropped prints of famous tapestries. We are still in process of classifying these works, but for now, they are on display next to Horace Reingold's famous work Black Bear in the Black Forest on a Moonless Midnight in Black Thread.
Please sign the guest registry below at the end of your tour of Dury Museum!
--BLusk 15:26, 23 July 2010 (BST)
--Erica Gait 15:40, 24 July 2010 (BST)
--Thanks for the wonderful tour!
--bob godfrey, 18 March 2011 I shall recommend this fine establishment to all at Rotters Relief. A wonderful collection.
Was a fine tour --Josh Clark 01:29, 17 April 2011 (BST)
Current Barricade Policy is VSB++ so that visitors without free running can enter.
There are rumors that a group may turn Dury Museum into something similar to the Quartly Library, a truce zone where there are no barricades and survivors and zambahz both can find safe haven. Whether it happens remains to be seen...
Building is EHB and art is back on display. Lights are still out, so daytime makes for a better visiting experience --BLusk 09:51 24 June 2015 (UTC)