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Oldham's Lockdown Museum Week 2

Oldham’s Lockdown Museum is a new digital project to collect a snapshot of what life is like in our local area during the Covid-19 pandemic.

There is a saying: ‘Change is the only visible sign of life’ and what changes we’ve gone through.

Gallery Oldham is looking for objects that tell the story of life in lockdown so that we can share them with future generations.

Have you bought or made something unusual? What object sums up the changing world outside or the unchanging reality of staying at home?

Sometimes it is the most ordinary object that tells the most amazing story.

We’d love to share your experiences and ideas, and see pictures (photographs or drawings/paintings) of the objects that sum them up, whatever they are.

What's involved?

Each week we will set a theme for you to respond to. You are also welcome to send us Lockdown related images which don’t relate to the themes. We will exhibit our favourite entries in Oldham’s Lockdown Museum the following week.

This week’s challenge is:

Is there an object which will make you think of lockdown in years to come?

Send us a photo or a drawing and write the museum label you would want next to it in 50 years’ time.


For example our colleague Bill has offered up this:


“When I reached a certain age I bought bike, but for several years it sat, neglected in the shed. Now, suddenly, it has become my friend and escape route to precious freedom and peace.”   


Why get involved?

- Contribute to a special exhibition

- Share your story of your life during lockdown for fututre generations

- Create! Develop new and existing creative skills

How to get involved?

Step 1: Log in to your Take part account

Step 2 : Accept the challenge so we know you are taking part!

Step 3: Click on the link to the Gallery Oldham website for further instructions


Ideal Skills

  • Design & Illustration
  • Photography
  • Reading/Storytelling
  • Research
  • Working with Children 0-5yrs
  • Working with Children 6 - 12yrs

Ideal Interests

  • Archiving
  • Creative and Arts
  • Design
  • Learning and Education
  • Teaching and Training
  • Curatorial/Working with Museum Collection

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