NHS Voices of Covid-19: In conversation with Collecting Covid-19. One year on since ‘In Conversation with Historians, Archivists and Curators’ 12.30-13:30 (BST) Tuesday 26 October 2021
Thank you to all our speakers and participants who joined us for our Covid Conversation focusing on Collecting Covid-19.
You can watch the event in full here.
Historians, archivists and curators have a responsibility to document and preserve these socio-cultural transformations for future generations through collecting personal testimonies, objects and ephemera. History tells us that, as in the case of the Spanish Flu, collective memory can fade rapidly after health crises. The collecting process can play a vital part in helping individuals and communities to make meaning from their lived experiences as well as creating resources for now and in the future.
Stephanie Snow was joined by:
Natasha McEnroe, Keeper of Medicine, Science Museum, London
Elizabeth Crooke, Professor of Heritage and Museum Studies, Ulster University and Principal Investigator of the UKRI-funded Museums, Crisis and Covid19: Vitality and Vulnerabilities project.
Sam Jenkins, Collections Officer, Peoples History Museum, Manchester.
Caylin Smith, Head of Digital Preservation for Cambridge University Library.