History in the making

A masked worker and almost-empty streets: your images capture this generation-defining moment in history and the Museum of Perth is keen to get hold of them. Photo by Reece Harley.

HISTORY is in the making and the Museum of Perth wants to document it as it happens.

The museum has temporarily closed its doors because of the Coronavirus pandemic, but during the downtime has invited submissions of photos, videos, audio and stories for a digital archive of life in the time of coronavirus.

So far there’ve been images of cafe owners mourning the closure of their business, cruise ships in limbo off the coast of Cottesloe, and CBD streets emptied of their usual bustle.

Museum director Reece Harley says “these are truly historic times, worth documenting for future generations.

“The next few months will be testing for most of us as we each adjust to a new way of life and find ways to manage the changes. Stories of heartbreak, hope and resilience will be commonplace.”

“We hope this important archive will form the basis of a future exhibition,” and down the road they museum will look at partnering with other groups around the world collecting similar media.  

Submit to museumofperth.com.au/covid19

by DAVID BELL

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