Project to record Fife's lockdown experiences for posterity

Fifers urged to get involved by contributing material or taking part in an anonymous survey
The Fife in Lockdown project is part of #ShineOnFifeThe Fife in Lockdown project is part of #ShineOnFife
The Fife in Lockdown project is part of #ShineOnFife

The extraordinary time in which we are currently living will be studied in the future, and a new project aims to create a permanent archive of people’s experiences.

The Covid-19 pandemic is a major historical event and ONFife, the trust which runs the Kingdom’s libraries and museums, is hoping Fifers will get involved and help to shape a new archive called Fife in Lockdown.

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All the collated information will be a resource for future research, learning and exhibition.

Gavin Grant, collections team leader for ONFife, explained the ideas behind the new project.

He said: “We hope to collect a wide range of responses from people from across Fife.

“It could be a diary you have written, photographs taken of rainbow signs or a video made of the Thursday clapping for carers, for example.

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“We appreciate this is a very difficult and even heart-breaking time for so many but we would like to make people aware of the project so we can fully reflect how people in Fife experienced and lived through the pandemic.

“Please email us and we can let you know more about it and how you can contribute material.”

But there's also a survey which the team are asking people to complete, which seeks to find out more baout people’s experiences and results from it will be included in the final archive.

The Fife in Lockdown project is part of ONFife’s #ShineOnFife campaign which has been taking services online and emphasising that while doors to the region’s libraries, theatres, museums, galleries and archives are closed, ONFife is still very much open.

To take part in the anonymous survey click here

To learn more about the Fife in Lockdown project and how you can contribute material email [email protected].

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