What types of things do we want to collect?
Our main focus is on collecting objects that help to tell stories about personal experiences. For example:
- a new type of product that your company produced to respond to the new situation
- a personalised, home-made facemask which was used by you
- an artwork that you created and hung in your window
- a sign that was put up in your village
- or something else you made or used to help you through the experience of lockdown
We would also like to collect photographs taken by people in their homes during lockdown, or on their daily walks, particularly those showing how life in Dorset has changed (empty streets, notices, street art etc).
We’d like to collect items, for example written accounts or artworks, to help tell the story of how disabled people in the county have experienced this time, and what additional challenges they have faced.
How to donate material
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know a bit about the objects or photographs you would like to donate. We will get back to you as soon as we can to let you know if the material is suitable for the collection.
What will happen to material collected?
If agreed by you, the material collected will become part of our local history and photography collections at the Museum. We are hoping to display at least one of the objects collected in our new People’s Dorset gallery, and are planning to develop a small temporary exhibition in our new Community Space to showcase some of the stories collected as part of this project.