The Museum of London is working towards a legacy for COVID-19. It is asking Londoners to send their objects and first-hand experiences to reflect their lives during the pandemic.
The museum wants to keep a record and ensure that the future generations will be able to learn about and understand this unique time of history.
COVID-19 is affecting the lives of the global population in unprecedented ways. London saw its first cases of the virus appear in January 2020, swiftly followed by a huge shift in our social and working lives in March; organisations began to close down and restrictions were made on people’s movement across the city.
As a major urban centre, London has faced several epidemics, including smallpox and the 1889 -1893 and 1918 flu pandemics. The museum holds collections relating to these outbreaks, such as the dress Queen Victoria wore to mourn the loss of her grandson to influenza in 1892, serving not only as a reminder of the suffering during that time but also of the effects on society and culture, changing the way people dressed and interacted.
The Museum of London is seeking to collect both objects and first-hand experiences to reflect Londoners’ lives during this time, in order to keep a record and to ensure future generations of Londoners will be able to learn about and understand this extraordinary period.
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