The Thornhill Museum

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The Thornhill Museum
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Danger Updater MDUDC 13:02, 17 February 2019 (UTC)
the Thornhill Museum

Shore Hills [35,59]

Stephens Street Carslake Towers Squibbs Row
Burlton Park the Thornhill Museum Foote Park
St. John's Hospital
(Brooksville)
Langbrick Street
(Brooksville)
Guyatt Plaza
(Brooksville)

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.

Description

The Thornhill Museum is a Conceptual Art Museum. It has a collection of work by conceptual artists now thick with dust. Conceptual paintings can be found here.

Barricade Policy

The Thornhill Museum can be barricaded normally.

Current Status

Ruined --Squibman 14:49, 2 November 2007 (UTC)

History

Once a prestigious gallery for abstract and conceptual art, the Thornhill Museum opened its doors in the late 1960s. Flagging admission sales and a shrinking budget prompted Thornhill's board of directors to liquidate most of the museum's collection in 1988. Late 1992 saw it shuttered for the final time. The structure itself was condemned the following year due to foundational instability.

After initial quarantine efforts in 2005, Thornhill - then under review for demolition by an urban development committee - was converted into a makeshift hospital. As containment efforts proved increasingly futile, it served as a military screening area for potential evacuees. As early as April, reports began surfacing that the security forces were conducting mass executions of suspected carriers here. Rumors abounded that up to two hundred people were killed in Thornhill between April 15 and May 28, 2005. Independent sources also claimed to have picked up incriminating radio transmissions on inter-patrol traffic which suggested that processed civilians were simply being murdered en masse by their guards.

On May 6, video footage emerged purporting to show several uninfected corpses lying on the museum's bloodied steps. At least two appeared to have been shot execution-style at close range. Unconfirmed reports suggested that a crowd demanding asylum had been strafed from a passing helicopter gunship and survivors were then systematically eliminated by armed personnel.

Contact with the station at Thornhill was reported lost on July 1, 2005. Apparently, the military had resorted to burning the dead to prevent recent corpses from rising. Nevertheless, zombies soon surfaced in burial pits within the perimeter, and in the ensuing carnage scores of Survivors who had apparently sought security within the museum's halls were mercilessly butchered. There was evidence suggesting that the soldiers on duty - mostly inexperienced reservists - ignored directives to follow a "scorched earth" policy and hastily deserted their posts. Even today the stench of death still chokes Thornhill's murky corridors.

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