My Story Liverpool

Capturing Liverpool’s experience of the pandemic

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In partnership with Culture Liverpool, National Museums Liverpool is offering community groups the opportunity to come together and process the events of the last two years through free creative workshops to produce their own ‘museum in a box’.

Participants will bring their items and consider their own experience of the past two years – good and bad – to capture their personal story of the pandemic. For those without specific objects there will be a chance to craft something that conveys those memories and experiences.  

With support from National Museums Liverpool’s Learning and Participation team they will enjoy a supportive session that will encourage participants to understand the pandemic as a significant point in history. There will be practical advice on how to look after their objects, offering some insight into how the museums themselves develop and care for collections.

Julia Bryan, Learning and Participation Lead said: “Liverpool has been seriously affected by the pandemic. We hope that by helping participants to reflect on their experiences over the past two years they will consider how they want this time to be remembered and passed on to future generations.

“We expect everybody’s story to be unique, as the pandemic has affected us all so differently. We’ll acknowledge the sadness and challenges of this global catastrophe, but hope it will also be an opportunity to celebrate any high points, momentous moments and achievements over the past two years.” 

National Museums Liverpool are keen to reduce any barriers to participation and would welcome hearing how these sessions would work best for groups with particular needs. To find out more contact Emily Lomas: with the name of your group, your contact details, address of your proposed venue (Zoom sessions are available) and suggested times for your session between now and 30 April 2022.

With the support of Culture Liverpool, National Museums Liverpool aims to develop workshops that are accessible and welcoming to as many people as possible. All sessions will comply with guidance in relation to Covid 19 transmission at time of session and will tailor risk assessment to support vulnerability of groups.