The novel coronavirus has already caused an unprecedented crisis -- a global shock that will be remembered for many lifetimes to come. You can help to document the impact of the pandemic here in Saskatchewan by contributing your photos to an online exhibition hosted by the Western Development Museum (WDM).
We want to see your photographs of the ways the COVID-19 outbreak has affected you, your family, your community and Saskatchewan as a whole. From the impact of self-isolation and social distancing, to changes in the way we work, communicate and care for each other, the implications of this crisis are far reaching. How can we make these impacts visible? We hope to hear from you and share your experiences through your photos.
Simply by experiencing the pandemic we are all eye-witnesses to a major historic upheaval. Help us record this moment by contributing to Saskatchewan Views the Global Pandemic. We will upload photographs from as many people and places as possible and preserve them as part of the historical record.
The WDM is Saskatchewan’s provincial museum of human history. As such, we have a mandate to collect images and objects that tell the story of Saskatchewan people. In normal times, museums are gathering places that offer opportunities for education, entertainment and shared experience. Since the Museum can’t welcome groups of people into our physical galleries at the moment, we want to find ways to create community and build empathy in a time of crisis.
Please note that we are only accepting submissions from people residing in Saskatchewan, and the photos must have a Saskatchewan connection. One or two photos per person, please, and digital photos only (high resolution preferred.) We will try to upload all submitted photos but reserve the right to omit those that do not meet our technical or content requirements.
Note: The WDM has temporarily suspended collecting physical objects. If you have an object that you believe is historically significant, you can offer it at a later date through the usual acquisitions process. https://wdm.ca/donate-an-artifact/
March 27, 2020
Social distancing in the prairies