Calling all Beliebers. If you’re headed to Canada from 18 February, the Stratford Perth Museum in Ontario is holding an exhibition that should interest you. Called Steps to Stardom, it will tell the story of Justin Bieber’s journey to becoming one of the most popular pop stars in the world, and is created by the museum in conjunction with the star and his family.
The exhibition examines the trajectory of the Stratford native’s career, starting from his early years busking on the streets and performing in local talent shows, to selling out the largest venues and stages in the world. The museum has been given access to hundreds of the pop star’s items, including clothing, pictures, all-access pages, personal letters and even running shoes. Justin’s grandparents, Diane and Bruce Dale, have donated items as well as the star himself. His Grammy, Emmy and Teen Choice awards will be included as well as the platinum record for his 2009 debut album, My World. In addition, a number of items have been given by Stratford residents, including team pictures, hockey jackets, drum sets and even library cards that were used by Justin before he was an international pop star.
The museum’s board of directors had previously considered putting together this exhibition in the past, but it took some time and conversations with the star and his management to get the show on the road. The exhibition will be on display until at least the end of 2018, and a decision will be made then about continuing it to 2019. Tickets will be available for sale online from Monday 15 January at noon. For more information, visit the website for the Stratford Perth Museum here.