Museums around the country are starting to think about how they’ll present the global pandemic of COVID-19 to future generations.
In Dearborn, the Henry Ford has launched a “rapid response collecting initiative” to ask metro Detroiters what they think is important to collect and save for later display in their museum.
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“The Henry Ford’s collections have always documented America’s creative genius and can-do spirit, and now, during this unprecedented crisis, we are seeing this in action every day,” says Henry Ford president & CEO Patricia Mooradian in a press release. “It’s invaluable that we capture and collect these stories now to inspire others to problem solve, learn from mistakes and help shape a brighter future.”
From a handwritten grocery list to a ventilator made at a nearby auto plant, the museum is asking for “3D objects, photographs and archival materials of the COVID-19.”
Have something you think should be included in the Henry Ford’s COVID-19 collection? You can find more information about how to submit items via their official website.