The Margetts Museum

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The Margetts Museum
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Danger Updater MDUDC 19:46, 16 April 2017 (UTC)
the Margetts Museum

Pescodside [93,15]

Kitchingman Street Railway Station the Warner Building wasteland
Morrhall Alley the Margetts Museum wasteland
St Josephine's Church Kemble Lane Railway Station Kearney Drive

Basic Info:

  • Museums have a wide range of different collections and exhibitions, although previously they were not lootable. Nowadays, different decorative items may be found there.
  • Generally, the descriptions found in Museums fall along the lines of "…currently displaying a(n) exhibition/installation/collection of _____________"
  • Museums can be barricaded normally.

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You are inside the Margetts Museum, currently displaying an extensive collection of waxworks.


Description

The Margetts Museum is a museum located in the suburb of Pescodside. The museum is associated with the "Museum Mile", a collection of museums located along the western side of both Dulston and Pescodside. Built in 1945, the museum later had additional construction done in order to add tunnels below street-level that would allow patrons to walk between the museum and the nearby Kitchingman Street and Kemble Lane Railway Stations without the need to step outside once. In this way the museum staff hoped to attract crowds of patrons even during unseasonable weather.

The museum is known for its large and varied collection of paintings, drawings, wax sculptures, and photographs. Preferring not to specialize its collection, as the Keats Museum had done, the Margetts Museum purchased various works. While the museum did focus on collecting American artwork, it held works by many noted European and Canadian artists. Among these it had a strong contemporary art collection with some of Andy Warhol's most famous works.

In 1990 the museum purchased Barnett Newman's Voice of Fire for $1.8 million, which caused a storm of controversy as the painting was no more than three strips of paint. They were pretty colors, mind you, but there were just three of them! Of course since that time the painting's value has appreciated sharply and the critics have been silenced. Later in 2003 the museum acquired a painting by Italian Renaissance painter Francesco Salviati for $4.5 million. The museum's Canadian collection held works by Tom Thomson and the "Group of Seven".

In the days following the "Malton Incident" survivors have noted that many of these works are either no longer on display, with equal possibility that they were either secured in the museum's vault to prevent looting or were taken by evacuating museum staff. Even so, many works still remain on display.

Noted NecroTech scientist, Caleb Usher, has been known to often visit the museums in the NE Corner of Malton from time to time, even amidst all the chaos of the zombie epidemic. A true connoisseur of fine art and literature Caleb does his best to see that the city's masterpieces are preserved and protected from wandering vandals.

Barricade Policy

This building should be Extremely Heavily barricaded at all times. This is in accordance with the barricade plan set forth by the Burchell Arms Regulars as well as the mutually agreed-upon Pescodside Barricade Plan set forth by local survivor groups and the Dulston Alliance, all of whom routinely monitor the barricade level for this building. This building is meant to serve as a safehouse for Malton's veteran survivors, and thus requires the Free Running skill to be properly utilized.

Survivors who find the building's barricades below their assigned level are asked to assist in raising them back up in order to help ensure the safety of all the survivors staying inside the building. Any survivor found lowering the barricades may be directly "put to the question" by any member of the B.A.R. present at that time. If this happens the accused survivor must present a valid reason for their actions or be labeled a zombie spy/death cultist and be judged accordingly.

Current Events

August 19th, 2006 - A member of the Philosophe Knights visited the museum on a fact finding mission in order to catalog the Margetts Museum's collection. After completing their task the survivor moved on to Malton's other museums.



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