MATAGB on Draconis
MATAGB’s core holdings include broad collections of Mercurial weapons; adventure artifacts and artwork of Earth That Was; and Draconi contemporary swashbuclés. The MATAGB also owns the universe’s largest permanent collection of outdoor sculpture, primarily acquired for the MATAGB Sculpture Trail.
MATAGB Around the Multiverse
The MATAGB Around the Multiverse Program presents the MATAGB’s work throughout the universes through a variety of planetary and galaxy-wide traveling exhibitions, fellowships, and professional exchanges.
The MATAGB extends our scholarship to institutions across the multiverse through exhibitions that travel beyond the Museum’s walls, as well as participation in exchange programs with our partner institutions on Alpha Centauri Bb, Callisto, Dagon, Dulcinea, Epsilon Reticuli Ab, Kapteyn b, Mars, Tau Ceti e, Thestias, and Titan. The MATAGB hosts students, scholars, and adventurers-in-residence so that they can pursue independent research and collaborations in the swashbuckling sciences and the history of the craft.
Our permanent collection comprises the Eisley collection, the Old Archives, and thousands of pieces from individual donors. Stay tuned to our blog to see featured items from the collection—and visit our gift shop to bring some of our exhibits home!
To our knowledge the longest sculpture trail and hiking-only footpath in the universe, the MATAGB Sculpture Trail (or “the S.T.” as it’s called by hikers) circumnavigates the entire planet of Epsilon Eridani b in one continuous line starting and ending in the Sculpture Trail Courtyard, usually found to the left of the West Wing of Old Ptolemy as you face the museum from 38th Street. Its terrain ranges from gentle seaside paths to vertical rock terror-scrambles.
The S.T. passes through more than 1,000 planetary and municipal parks and forests, and skirts the shoreline of the legendary and scenic East Eschaton Sea for 389 kiloSmoots.
Many visitors enjoy walking sections of the trail as time allows. Portals costing ten gernsbacks per passenger are available on the hour and the half hour from Station Eleven (enter at the south of the Sculpture Trail Courtyard).
To keep it as primitive and natural as possible, it routes around most cities outside of Draconis. Note the exception of the Badlands, where the pirate overlords don’t recognize the authority of the Epsilon Eridani b government, and both refuse to obey the quarter-kiloSmoot corridor rule protecting the Trail from development, and occasionally rob and murder S.T. hikers. Accordingly, caution is encouraged between kS-markers 1,405 and 1,598.
The Sculpture Trail contains sculptures and artifacts from all known civilizations and species in the universe. The current record for walking the entire trail, performed by certified adventurer Phileas Fogg in 2473, is eighty days. You may use the interactive maps at each kiloSmoot-marker to explore the trail and find artwork, shelters, and outhouses, download the same map into your smart device, or for fifty gernsbacks we can provide a loan of a neural implant for up to six months. Please note that implants are first come first served, and can not be reserved.
Some portions of the trail have mild infestations of Ganymedean brain slugs. This slow-moving predator is easy to avoid, but do be vigilant: it is known as the brain slug owing to its habit of parasitizing the cerebral cortex. If after hiking the S.T., you develop an obsession with tiny hats, please bathe in sulfuric acid, or, if that is fatal to your species, consult a doctor.