Do you have a Museum Object for the Future?
Bridport Museum Trust is working with Bridport Lockdown to capture a selection of Covid-19 objects to add to its collection as a record of these times.
Over the next few weeks they will be asking people to submit photographs of objects relating to different themes. The photographs themselves will become part of the Bridport Lockdown digital archives. Members of the community will then be asked to select their favourite objects themselves to be archived by the Museum.
Eddy Pearce, who set up the Bridport Lockdown project, said ‘This week, local people have already sent in photographs of their most creative NHS rainbows following a request from the Museum, and we’ve had some lovely submissions. Although our project is based around photos we are asking everyone to include in a few words to tell the story behind them. It adds so much to the overall picture when people share their thoughts on what the period of lockdown has meant to them and those around them, or what inspired the artwork and what it means to show support for the people who have worked so hard to keep our world turning and safe.’
Museum Director Emily Hicks said: ‘we are living right through ‘history’. It’s the Museum’s job to capture this ‘history’- but we want the local community to help decide what we keep. We can’t keep everything- we’d run out of space in our stores- but we do want to capture the essence and the heart of Bridport’s response for generations to come. We’ve got some initial ideas for different themes, but we’d love to know if you can think of more- we want to capture objects that really tell the unique story of our town’
To get involved, keep an eye on both Bridport Museum’s (www.bridportmuseum.co.uk) and Bridport Lockdown’s websites (https://www.bridportlockdown.org/sendphotos), or their Instagram and Facebook accounts. @bridportlockdown @bridportmuseum
Emily Hicks- Director
Bridport Museum Trust
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