Leicester strike José Leonardo Ulloa immediately after scoring a vital injury time penalty to level the game again West Ham last month. Image (c) Leicester Mercury/Will Johnston

New Walk Museum to celebrate Leicester City's victory

Simon Stephens, 05.05.2016
Fearless Foxes exhibition will look back at football club's remarkable season
An exhibition dedicated to Premier League winners Leicester City Football Club will open next month at the New Walk Museum & Art Gallery.

The museum has postponed its scheduled summer exhibition, Birds, to make way for the display, which will celebrate the club’s journey from the bottom of the league last year to this season’s title holders. It is putting the exhibition together in just 45 days.

This is the first time that Leicester City Football Club, nicknamed the Foxes, have won the league.

"The impact upon Leicester of chasing and now winning the premiership title has been phenomenal and we needed to respond quickly if we are genuine in wanting Leicester’s museums to be at the heart of our community," said Matthew Constantine, the collections, interpretation and learning manager at Leicester Arts and Museums Service, which manages the museum.

"Our challenge is to not only tell a footballing tale, but also provide a space for people to share their own stories and try and reflect upon why it has had such a resonance. With the generous help of the football club, the Leicester Mercury and BBC Leicester we think we can actually pull this off in time for 4 June."
 
Fearless Foxes will open at New Walk Museum & Art Gallery on 4 June and will continue until September. The free exhibition will be in the main temporary exhibition gallery on the first floor.

“There will be lots of opportunity for people to add their own comments and reflections, so hopefully the exhibition will grow as it runs through the summer," said Constantine.

Fearless Foxes is a partnership between BBC Radio Leicester, the Leicester Mercury, Leicester City Football Club and Leicester City Council.

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