Sun, 4 August 2013
Request for memorabilia to include in major autumn exhibition at the National Media Museum in Bradford
Fans of Doctor Who are being asked to share stories and memorabilia to contribute to a major exhibition at the National Media Museum in Bradford, celebrating the 50th anniversary of one of Britain’s most popular television programmes.
The exhibition Fifty Years of Doctor Who Fans (National Media Museum, 12 November 2013 until 2 March 2014) will explore people’s devotion to Doctor Who – what the programme means to the fans, what makes a fan, and how they demonstrate their affection.
To help answer these questions the Museum is appealing to owners of Doctor Who collectibles and souvenirs, and people who have interesting stories relating to the programme, to get in touch by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Exhibition curator Toni Booth said “Do you have a Doctor Who chess set? Ever knitted your own Dalek? Have you still got that Cyberman helmet in the attic? If so, these are exactly the kind of objects that might go towards creating this new exhibition.
"We would like to use examples of Doctor Who memorabilia from the past fifty years – both official merchandise and more personal homemade objects - the kind of things which show a fan’s love for the Doctor. We want to know why you have this object, when you got it, and your feelings towards Doctor Who then and now."
She added: "We would really appreciate as many fans as possible getting in touch to help shape this exhibition, which will be highlighting the people who watch the show."
Organisers are collecting offers of contributions until the 9 August, before making a selection for the exhibition.
Anyone who would like to offer contributions or suggestions can provide details of their memorabilia to email@example.com by 9 August. The Museum asks that no objects are sent now as their inclusion in the exhibition, or their return, cannot be guaranteed at this stage.
Further details can be found at www.nationalmediamuseum.org.uk/doctorwho
Fifty Years of Doctor Who Fans runs at the National Media Museum from 12 November 2013 to 2 March 2014.