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People are being invited to submit their personal experiences of the Covid-19 crisis to form part of an online exhibition by the National Museum of Bermuda.

United Together: Sharing Bermuda's Covid-19 Pandemic Stories is a collection of electronic recollections designed to show how the public has coped over the pandemic.

Elena Strong, the museum's executive director, said: “The global Covid-19 pandemic has reshaped the way we live.

“As we rapidly adapt to a new way of life, we are mindful of the toll that this virus has taken on us as individuals and as a community.”

She told the public: “We are living history right now. Documenting and preserving this moment and your experiences of it are incredibly important.”

Examples of early submissions include a photograph of a grocery store queue, recordings of virtual school lessons, drawings of empty streets and offices and diagrams that outline how to make face masks.

Ms Strong said: “Help your National Museum of Bermuda keep a record of what it was like to live through these times — we look forward to seeing your submissions.”

Journal entries, photos, videos, drawings, songs and poems can be posted to Instagram, Facebook or Twitter with the hashtag #UnitedTogetherBDA. Tag the National Museum of Bermuda.

Submissions can also be made by e-mail to with the subject heading United Together: My Story.

Ms Strong said the museum would not accept objects at present, but added that people should retain items for donation when it reopened.

Outbreak image: a photograph of daily life in Bermuda by Reilly Durfy (Photograph by Reilly Durfy, on Instagram as @photo.rjd)
Artwork by Brenda Gitschner
National Museum of Bermuda executive director Elena Strong and her daughter, Leah, modelling their face masks made by local artist Janet Percy (Photograph supplied)
Easter rocks, in lieu of eggs, painted by Amanda Temple, Sacha and Indigo Adamson and hidden in their garden (Photograph supplied)

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Published April 20, 2020 at 9:00 am (Updated April 20, 2020 at 9:03 am)

Pandemic stories shared in museum exhibit

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