The global COVID-19 pandemic is affecting all of us in Singapore. We are working on preserving these stories and experiences for future generations by archiving websites, collecting photographs and ephemera relating to COVID-19. We launched our open call for contributions in May 2020 and many people have generously shared their memories.
NLB thanks members of the public who have sent in your contributions since the launch of our open call in May 2020. However, we need your help to create a fuller record of our day-to-day experiences. This could be in the form of videos, audio recordings, photographs, flyers, posters, blogs, journals and diaries.
NLB invites you to help us collect or document this important period. These can include videos, audio recordings, photographs, flyers, posters, blogs, journals and diaries. You may either submit materials of which you are the owner or creator, or nominate websites and content. In the case of the latter, NLB will reach out to the owner for permission to add the content to our national collection.
We hope to document life during this pandemic and what home (in a physical or symbolic sense) means to you in a time of COVID-19:
We want to capture the stories and experiences of those at the frontlines of Singapore’s fight against COVID-19 and those who are working to keep our essential services going. If your life has been touched by an everyday hero, or acts of kindness at this time, we would love to hear your stories as well. Everyday heroes include medical professionals, volunteers, social service professionals, essential service staff, as well as groups and individuals that have helped the community tide over this period.