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Museum launches project to ‘capture images and stories of everyday people’

Bermuda Family Scrapbook project, created by the National Museum of Bermuda (Photograph supplied)

Historic family photographs could find a spot in a new exhibition at the National Museum of Bermuda.

The museum is asking the public to submit their family photographs – and an accompanying story about the images – to be included in an upcoming exhibit Bermuda Family Scrapbook – Your Pictures, Your Stories, Our History.

The images and stories will become part of a digital and physical exhibit set to launch next year, as well as becoming part of the museum’s permanent collection.

Elena Strong, the executive director of NMB, said: “With this project, we want to capture images and stories of everyday people who may have been excluded from the historic record.

“History is more than a collection of dates, events and famous people – it is about the lived experience of people like all of us.

“I encourage everyone to submit a family photograph so we can build a better picture of everyone who calls or has called Bermuda home.”

The Bermuda Family Scrapbook project is an extension of Tracing Our Roots/Routes, the museum’s ongoing award-winning education programme.

Deborah Atwood, the curator of NMB, said that “posed, candid, professional or amateur family photographs” were all welcome.

She added: “Your stories and memories can highlight the history of the people who are in the photograph and the historical events that might have touched their lives.”

The Bermuda National Library will have a pop-up station for those who wish to submit a photograph and story.

It will have a scanner and laptop manned by two members of the NMB curatorial team who will be able to scan photographs, help create a cohesive story and answer any questions about the project.

The station will be open between 11.30am and 2.30pm every Friday for the next six weeks starting this Friday.

For more information, visit the project’s website or e-mail Dr Atwood at curator@nmb.bm.

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Published October 20, 2022 at 6:14 am (Updated October 21, 2022 at 2:07 pm)

Museum launches project to ‘capture images and stories of everyday people’

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