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 sparked unexpected shifts in community life.
The museum and archives is hoping to gather BC’s pandemic stories in real time and build a longer-term collecting project to capture its 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?
The Royal BC Museum has a responsibility to collect and document history as it happens. We recognize that we’re living in historic times, and we want to ensure that the legacy created reflects what you think is important to remember.
So we’re preparing to collect perspectives, photos, videos and mementoes that will help tell the story of this moment for future generations.
Right now we’re collecting information. So write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Tell us what you think should be captured for the future. What do you think will best tell generations to come who we were and what we lived through? You can send us a few lines, a link to a tweet, a photo or a poem.
(But don’t send us objects—we, like most of you, are working from home, so we can’t accept material items quite yet.)
We may be staying apart, but let’s use this as an opportunity to stay connected.