Canberra fan’s collection on exhibition

Canberra collector Timothy Kirsopp is displaying his entire collection of Doctor Who memorabilia in the exhibition, ‘Bigger on the inside: Collecting Dr Who’.

The exhibition is an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the world’s largest collection of Doctor Who related memorabilia.

Items document everything Whovian from Daleks and the TARDIS to the Doctors and their companions. Timothy’s collection ranges from miniatures and toys to books and board games.

At the Canberra Museum and Gallery, 176 London Circuit, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia, 2601. Open daily. Exhibition ends November 20


The Chronicles of Narnia: The Exhibition

The Powerhouse Museum has another fantasy exhibition which is open now.

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Exhibition,based on the film series and C.S. Lewis’ beloved fantasy books, opened at the Powerhouse Museum on 12 May 2012 and continues until 26 August 2012. The exhibition is described by the museum as a

“state-of-the-art entertainment and educational experience offers visitors the  opportunity to tour scenes from the famed literary world of Narnia. Through  authentic costumes, props and set dressings from the magical Narnia films, visitors will enter a three-dimensional world that combines the wonders of science with aspects of fantasy.

“Narnia scenes and  characters will captivate visitors and take them on a journey of discovery. Can  animals communicate with humans? Can we really manipulate the climate? How does  our existence impact the Earth? These are but a few of the science-related  questions raised in the exhibition that will challenge people to think about  how they live today.”

There’s more information at the exhibition’s website.

This is the most recent in a series of exhibitions on fantasy and SF film and fiction. Previous exhibitions have included: Lord of the Rings exhibition; science and models of Star Wars; and props and sets from the Harry Potter movies.