'Dear Galway' Pandemic Project
Galway City Museum is inviting the people of Galway to write a letter to future generations of Galwegians as part of their “Dear Galway” pandemic project. The idea of this project is to ask the public to share their lived experiences of dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic and to offer advice to future generations on how best to cope during such a crisis.
Letter writers may wish to address some of the following questions. How did you feel when you first found out about the COVID-19 pandemic? How did the pandemic affect your family, social, work, college or school life? What issues have most concerned you about the pandemic? How have you marked any big events or occasions during this time? How have you been passing your free time at home during the pandemic? Given the restrictions on face to face meetings, how have you been staying in contact with friends and loved ones? Have you acquired any new skills or hobbies during this time? Have you or anybody you know become sick during the COVID-19 outbreak? What has been your experience in responding to this sickness? In what ways do you think that COVID-19 is affecting people’s wellbeing, physical or mental? What has been the most challenging aspect of the COVID-19 pandemic? Has anything positive come out of the situation? What have you learned from the experience that may be of value to future generations
Participants can submit their letters by post or by email up until and including Monday 1st March 2020. This deadline has been extended on account of the new lockdown. Handwritten or typed letters can be sent via post to “Dear Galway” Project, Galway City Museum, Spanish Parade, Galway, H91 CX5P. Scanned or typed letters can be emailed directly to museum [at] galwaycity.ie. Alternatively you can fill in our digital online version here.
Please title your letter “Dear Galway”. This project is open to all age groups and letters as gaelige are most welcome too. All letters will form part of a digital archive to be made available for research purposes. A selection of the material submitted will also feature on the museum website and social media channels.
See link below for further details.