Museum to tell of city's dark side
Nov 15 2006
By Joe Riley Arts Editor, Liverpool Echo
THE new £65m waterfront museum of Liverpool will be the biography of the city.
Dr David Fleming, director of National Museums Liverpool, told a launch reception for the project that it would also reveal a "darker side".
Among the issues covered will be the James Bulger and Anthony Walker murders and Hillsborough disaster.
He told the town hall dinner attended by Yoko Ono: "This will be the most radical and imaginative city museum in the world.
"Liverpool is already one of the most extraordinary cities in its subject matter and it is fitting that this museum is being created here.
"It is the legacy we will be bequeathing to future generations. Together we can make history."
Dr Fleming said the building would be "a great physical legacy of 2008" on a par with past achievements such as St George's hall and Liverpool cathedral.
The "warts and all" museum would reflect the port and people.
Dr Fleming, who said city museum and gallery attendances were growing faster than anywhere in the country, added: "The city needs a far larger museum to do it justice."
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