WW2 Digital Collection Day

Sat Mar 02 2024 at 11:00 am to 04:00 pm

Museum of Liverpool | Liverpool

Matthew Kidd
Publisher/HostMatthew Kidd
WW2 Digital Collection Day

Do you have any items related to the Second World War? Would you like to share and preserve these objects and stories for future generations?

Bring your diaries letters photographs memoirs objects or stories about your family’s experience in the Second World War to the Museum of Liverpool to be recorded and added to the Their Finest Hour online archive.

Volunteers will be on hand from 11am to 4pm to record your stories and photograph your objects.

About 'Their Finest Hour'

Their Finest Hour is a University of Oxford project that aims to collect and digitally archive the everyday stories and objects of the Second World War that have been passed down from generation to generation. These stories and objects are added to a freely available online archive.

What stories and items is the project interested in? Any from the extraordinary to the seemingly 'ordinary'. Every story and object matters. However please do not bring any weapons or dangerous items (including gas masks) to the event.

Who can I contact if I have a question?

Please send any questions to [email protected].

This event is part of a nationwide campaign organised by Their Finest Hour a team based at the University of Oxford and funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund which is collecting and preserving the everyday stories and objects of the Second World War.

As these stories are fast fading from living memory it is vital that they - and the wartime objects that often accompany them - are preserved for future generations.

At the digital collection day stories about your family’s wartime experience – and associated objects such as diaries letters medals journals and ration books – will be recorded digitised and then uploaded to the Their Finest Hour online archive which will be free-to-use and launch in June 2024.

The project team is especially interested in collecting contributions from people from underrepresented backgrounds in order to increase the diversity of people benefiting from Second World War heritage.

Event Venue

Museum of Liverpool, Pier Head, Liverpool L3 1DG, United Kingdom, Liverpool


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