Aberdeen’s people are being urged to come together and share objects or images that tell the story of their Covid-19 pandemic.
They will be gathered into a new collection by curators at Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museum.
It will show how the everyday lives of the Granite City’s people changed during the spread of the virus around the world.
Curators are seeking objects, documents and photos that show how the global pandemic has impacted on how Aberdonians have “lived, worked, studied and socialised”.
Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museum had to close its doors to the public in March as Covid-19 hit – just four months after a triumphant reopening following a four-year, £34.6 million refurbishment.
It was two years over-schedule and exceeded its £30 million budget. The doors reopened once more on August 27.
Organisers of the appeal are asking for photos of gardens in which people grew their own food or outdoor projects they worked on, alongside evidence of new skills learned.
They also wants Aberdonians to open up about how lockdown may have changed their relationships with loved ones or how they have adapted to be able to practice their faith.
The appeal is running alongside Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire Archives collection of personal diaries of people’s experience of the pandemic, which they are gathering in both hard copy and digital formats.
Marie Boulton, Aberdeen City Council culture spokeswoman, said: “The national lockdown and the recent Aberdeen local lockdown have affected every aspect of our lives, from our interactions with our families and friends, to how we are able to continue doing our jobs.
“This new collection will help future generations of Aberdonians reflect on the impact of Covid-19 pandemic.
“We want to represent the shared experience of our many communities in Aberdeen, collecting and safeguarding these items for the future.”