The Petvin Museum

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The Petvin Museum
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Danger Updater MDUDC 19:37, 16 April 2017 (UTC)
the Petvin Museum

Pescodside [99,11]

Leigh Walk the Prior Monument Border
Bearcrofte Bank the Petvin Museum Border
Newcombe Towers a junkyard Border

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 Petvin Museum, currently displaying an unusual exhibition of African glassware.


Description

The Petvin Museum is an African Glassware museum located in the suburb of Pescodside. The Petvin Museum of Contemporary Art, or the Petvin Museum (for short), was founded in 1967 in its former location on Medway Street. The first director of the Petvin Museum was Victor von Rolo. Initially, the museum was conceived primarily as a space for temporary exhibitions, in the style of "German Kunsthalle" museums. However, in 1974, the museum began acquiring a permanent collection of contemporary art objects created after 1945. Originally, the museum had been located in a small space at Medway Street that had originally been built as a bakery and for a time had served as the corporate offices of Playboy Enterprises. Throughout its history, the Petvin Museum expanded into adjacent buildings to increase gallery space. Then in 1977, following a fund raising drive for its 10th anniversary, a three-story neighboring townhouse was purchased, renovated, and connected to the museum.

In 1996, the museum acquired its current site at near Leigh Walk which was the site of a former Malton National Guard Armory from 1907 until it was demolished in 1993 to make way for the Petvin Museum. The new limestone and aluminum structure was designed by Berlin architect Josef Paul Kleihues and the interior contains 45,000 square feet of gallery space (seven times the space of the old museum), an auditorium, and a sculpture garden. The museum building was Kliehues' second American structure.

Before the "Malton Incident" the museum's collection consisted of 2,345 objects, as well as about 2,500 artist's books. The collection included work by artists from Lee Bontecou to Robert Smithson. These days survivors are not commonly interested in the museum's contemporary artwork or art books. At the same time the museum has not experienced the same degree of vandalism seen at other museums in the area, perhaps due to the museum's proximity to the quarantine border where fewer survivors tend to travel.

Barricade Policy

This building should be Extremely Heavily barricaded at all times. This is in accordance with the mutually agreed-upon Pescodside Barricade Plan set forth by local survivor groups and the Dulston Alliance, who routinely work together to monitor that the barricades for this building are at the aforementioned level. This building is meant to serve as a safehouse for Malton's veteran survivors.

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 Dulston Alliance or a vigilante-minded survivor who catches the culprit in the act. 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. So always be cautious lest you find yourself summarily executed for crimes against humanity.

Current Events

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



Bold textAS OF RIGHT NOW SURVIVORS HAVE HOLDED UP IN THIS MUSEUM TO REBUILD IT, WE HAVE PUT UP GLASSWARE IN A ROOM AND WE NEED FUEL FOR OUR MUSUM TO BE COMPLETE THNAK YOU!!

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