'Doctor Who' Fans Asked to Contribute Memorabilia for U.K. Exhibition
The show will mark the 50th anniversary of the cult BBC series and aims to highlight the program's loyal and often eccentric fans.
LONDON – The National Media Museum (NMM) has called on fans of cult BBC TV show Doctor Who "to share stories and memorabilia to contribute to an exhibition celebrating the 50th anniversary of the program this year."
The exhibition Fifty Years of Doctor Who Fans will be staged at the NMM in Bradford, West Yorkshire, and will explore fans' devotion to Doctor Who -- what the show means to the fans, what makes a fan and how they demonstrate their affection.
Exhibition curator Toni Booth called for fanboys and girls alike to get in touch about their memorabilia.
"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," Booth said, hinting at the eccentricity that follows the show and its fanatic fans.
“We would like to use examples of Doctor Who memorabilia from the past 50 years -- both official merchandise and more personal homemade objects -- the kind of things which show a fan’s love for the Doctor," she added.
Organizers will collect offers of contributions up until Aug. 9 before making selections for the exhibition.
The exhibition will run Nov. 12, 2013 to March 2, 2014.