COVID-19: Collecting For Our Time

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the lives of almost everyone in BC. It’s disrupted our daily routines, changed the way we interact in relationships and with nature and sparked unexpected shifts in community life.

As restrictions ease and we move through the phases of BC’s Restart Plan, we invite you to share what the past few months have felt like.

The museum and archives is gathering BC’s pandemic stories in real time and hopes to build a longer-term collecting project to capture this legacy. We want to hear from you. What do you think should be collected, and how do you think BC communities will want to remember this historic time?

If you’d like to share, please send us any stories, suggestions, and images that you feel will help tell the story of this moment for future generations.

Describe your experience or send us a video. Link to a social media post or upload a photo from your phone. We’re interested.   

Submit your story

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We are interested in your observations about how the pandemic has shaped your experiences—in your workplace, in your home, at school and even in the great outdoors. What’s changed for you?

You can share a story. You can share a suggestion about what we at the museum might focus on. You can share a digital item, like a photo or video. You can tell us about an object that represents the impact of the pandemic on your life.  

Let us know what you would like to contribute. You can select as many as you like. (A "digital item" might include a digital photograph, a text document, a sound recording, etc.)
Contribute a Digital Item

This digital item will become part of the Royal BC Museum collections.

Contribute a Physical Item

We cannot currently accept physical items, but we will pass on your offer to our curatorial staff. Upon review it may be considered for inclusion in the Royal BC Museum collections, and a curator will contact you to discuss the donation further.


If you have any questions or have issues with this form, please contact

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You may upload up to 10 items. The option to upload additional items will appear after each previous upload is complete.
Files must be less than 50 MB.
Allowed file types: gif jpg jpeg png txt rtf pdf doc docx avi mov mp3 ogg wav.

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