31 March 2009

New Exhibition: "Local Hero"

Last saturday 28 march the National Museum in Preston, England opened a new exhibition called "Local Hero", a tribute to Sir Tom Finney, legendary winger of Preston North End. This saturday on 4 april, Sir Tom himself will be a guest at the museum, signing copies of the commemorative brochure. Read more here, on the National Football Museum website

30 March 2009

German Football Museum in 2012 *updated: in 2014

I am delighted to hear that the German Football Association DFB (Deutscher Fussball Bund) has decided to establish a National Football Museum. The appointed Museums Coordinator is Dr Martin Wörner who has for years tried to create such an institution alongside writing numerous articles on the topic.
Dr Wörner's latest project was the creation of the "Borusseum", the club museum of Borussia Dortmund.

The DFB National Football Museum will open in 2012 and this april a decision is going to be made whether the museum will be located in Gelsenkirchen or Dortmund. Further information is available here on the DFB homepage Visit also: The Borusseum and Dr Wörner's website Deutsches Fussball Museum

edit/ 11 April 2011: German Football Museum is now to open in 2014 /

Questions for Museums

At the moment I am collecting answers from Football Museums on these questions:

1) When was your museum founded?
2) What is your annual visitor number?
3) Where are you located?
4) What do you consider is your finest object?
5) Do you have any particular ball and/or boots in your collection with a special history?
6) Which object related to a player are you especially proud of to have in your collection?
7) Which trophy in your collection is the most important?
8) Can you name an object in your museum collection that is amusingly odd?
9) How many objects do you have in your collections?
10) How many percent of your total collection is displayed in the museum exhbitions?
11) Do you have any concrete plans for the near future?
12) Do you have any future exhbitions planned? If so, please name them/it.
13) Do you have any museum sponsors? If so, please name them/it.

Please submit answers here