Have you got an object that captures your lockdown experience?

Have you got an object that captures your lockdown experience?

Published by Maria Greenwood at 8:29am 10th July 2020. (Updated at 8:33am 10th July 2020)

Bridport Museum are asking local residents for a museum 'Object for the future.' 

They're working with Bridport Lockdown to capture a selection of Coivd-19 objects to add to its collection as a record of the pandemic. 

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."

Elodie painting a rainbow for Dorset Art Eye Spy

Over the next few weeks, people can submit photographs of objects relating to different themes. 

The photos will then become part of the Bridport Lockdown digital archives.

Bridport's Museum director is Emily Hicks, she 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."

Find out how to get involved with the project.