Co-creating a Community Archive

‘Memorialisation can be the act of coming together and having your voice heard’

Jacob O’Sullivan, Museum Development Manager,

Museums and Galleries Scotland

An archive of creative responses and personal experiences of the pandemic will be compiled. We hope this will become a public expression of a community voice –  a valuable resource that will be accessible to future generations.

Opportunities will be presented for communities to co-create memorial works that help us process, document and reflect on the pandemic experience. The archive will be launched with an invitation to schools, community groups, and individuals to contribute by responding to themes exploring our collective experience of the pandemic such as caring in the community, creating social spaces, time for reflection, connecting to nature, loss and renewal, memorialisation and healing in nature.

The creative responses of all collaborators will be valued and acknowledged. These might take the form of music, film, dance and movement, performance, plays, poetry, writing, visual art, murals, sculpture, story telling, reminiscence, podcasts, or spoken word.