Pippenger National History Museum

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Pippenger National History Museum
Place
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Name: Pippenger National History Museum


Status: Open


Formed: November 11th, 2020


Location: Void City
Members: Korijenkins, Ostrich1414
Clans: North Koria (Clan)


The Pippenger National History Museum is an extensive museum dedicated to server history located at Void City. Owned by Ostrich1414 and managed by Korijenkins, the museum houses various examples of artifacts and architecture from various bases on the server, with over 30 bases being represented in some capacity. While many of the artifacts on display are replicas, the large scale exhibits of server architecture were all manually moved from the abandoned bases they resided in to the museum for preservation.

History

The Pippenger National History Museum was a project originally planned for construction at Belgium before the decision was made to move it to Void City. Ostrich had long desired to make a proper extensive museum at a base that covered broad ranges of server history, and due to the frequent destruction of his large city bases, was unable to do so. Korijenkins invited ostrich to Belgium for the purpose of creating a large underground museum, but due to the logistics problems created by the Belgium ocean draining project, plans never advanced out of the ideas phase. When Void City was founded, making a large museum became a much more feasible idea for the two. Originally planned to feature as a modern styled art gallery, Korijenkins made the decision to remodel it into something more grand and historic, and it transformed into an enormous repurposed cathedral reminiscent of Notre-Dame.

In February of 2021, the decision to move the large quantity of map art and banners to a secondary museum was made due to the sheer increase in the amount being produced. While it would have been possible to store every map art on the server in the art section of the museum, by February it was no longer possible even when removing low effort map arts or propaganda pieces. The first floor art gallery was remodeled into a gift shop and the upper floors were closed off and new architectural display spaces were added.

Around this time the cathedral spire was restored with a spire from the Glowstone Tower serving as a replacement for the original which was destroyed. Kori also started using a new shaderpack around this time and doesn't feel like going back and replacing all of the images currently uploaded.

Layout

The museum is by far the most extensive collection of server history on Sim PvP, dozens of bases, groups, all map art, and all major group banners being represented on various floors. All of the architecture on display are original pieces brought from the bases they were dismantled from the location they originated from and reconstructed block for block in their respective displays. Each of the 5 floors, excusing the first floor due to the presence of the entrances on each side of the building, contain 7-9 major architectural pieces, 1 large centerpiece, and 14 artifact displays amounting to well over 100 different examples of server history, not counting the base map section in the basement.

The majority of the artifacts gathered were provided by Korijenkins and ostrich1414, with some contributions coming from other Void City members.

First Floor Artifacts Gallery

First Floor Exhibits Gallery

Bases Represented at the Museum

Struthio

Eden

Castle Snowfrog

Yittrium

Syracusai

Spawn

Two Words

North Koria (Base)

Craftablia

Virunum

Estevez

Florestria

Ascaris

TIGOOHNTATOT

The Temple

Elon Dusk

Quinsigamond

Segoria

Monarchia

Damocles

Flying Castle

Tuggle Town

City of the Divine Lord, Wilbur

Sicily

Trump City

Kittenspear

Void City

Creadise

Azpipia

Suit's tower

INDIGO011's Spawn Castle

Glowstone Tower

Fjord Facilities

S.S. Snow Pot Princess