Roger McGough asks for doors for Museum of Liverpool

Roger McGough
Image caption Roger McGough will create a work of art from doors for the Museum of Liverpool

Poet Roger McGough is appealing for Merseyside residents to donate their doors for a piece of art being created at the new Museum of Liverpool.

The Liverpool Doors project will form an artwork which relates to a memory of a place and time, linked to a part of the city.

McGough will create the piece working alongside art students from Liverpool John Moores University.

His personal memory is symbolised by a door from Liverpool's Everyman Theatre.

Nunneries and night clubs

McGough said: "People of Merseyside we need your doors. "Front doors, back doors, bathroom and outside toilet doors.

"Doors from nunneries and night clubs, pubs and cafes, confessional boxes, police cells and schools. If your door has a story to tell, then so much the better."

The artwork will consist of doors turned into a large book, which will also include verses from the Liverpool Saga written by local people to mark Liverpool's year as European Capital of Culture in 2008.

The doors will be displayed in the second phase opening of the Museum of Liverpool in late 2011.

The first phase of the museum opens to the public on 19 July.

Bill Longshaw, curator of the Writing Liverpool exhibition, said: "In order for us to select the doors and stories most suited to the project, please send us a photograph of your door, a brief explanation in no more than 100 words saying what is special about it, and why you think it should be displayed in the new Museum.

"The chosen doors will be collected by the Museum of Liverpool team so that Roger and the LJMU students can give them a new lease of life as artworks, and reveal something of the doors' adventures."

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