Museums are known for highlighting historical events, and after creating the “Pandemic! A Cautionary Tale” exhibition in 2019, St. Albert’s Museé Héritage Museum staff members developed a deep understanding of pandemics and want to further share their knowledge with the community. The exhibition is now an online version and with submissions from the public, the plan is to expand it to showcase first-hand citizen accounts of living during a pandemic in the 21st Century.
The Arts and Heritage Foundation of St. Albert is calling on citizens in the region to document and share how the COVID-19 Pandemic is altering and affecting their lives.
Staff with the Foundation’s Museé Héritage Museum are encouraging creative written, video or picture-based submissions that could be used in future exhibitions focusing on pandemics.
“How are people adapting to the COVID-19 Pandemic? What unusual habits have they started to help cope? This is what we are hoping people will share,” says Museé Heritage Museum Director, Shari Strachan. “It’s not only an opportunity for people to feel comforted about hearing how others may be similarly affected, but it’s also a way to help educate people in the future.”
Go to Pandemic exhibit to view the online version of the exhibition and share your experience by pressing the “submission form” button at the bottom of the page.
We look forward to hearing from you, stay healthy and safe.
For additional information about the museum and to locate online activities go to museeheritage.ca