The Dubrovnik Museums institution has started a project called #dubrovnikquarantine2020 to document the lives of residents of Dubrovnik and nearby areas in the circumstances of isolation and quarantine caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
The ultimate goal of the project is for future generations to understand the world better and for scientists and experts to interpret it correctly, with the help of everything that residents will send, including photographs, videos, audios, drawings, art and other creations, jokes, scans of passes, notes or diary records made during the quarantine period.
Dubrovnik museums will frequently post materials on their social networks and websites, and a virtual exhibition, #dubrovnikquarantine2020, is also planned.
They say that materials can be small random moments of happiness and inspiration, family fun, jokes, song, and dance, but also moments of fear, sadness, and worry. “In the photos, you can wear respirators or gloves, you can be photographed while going to the store, chemists, or something similar. You can also take photos of objects that have a specific story during the quarantine,” they underscore.
In addition to documentation, the project entails collecting materials that refer to life in quarantine, such as gloves, respirators, disinfectants, protective clothes, original passes, medical prescriptions, cooking recipes, face shields, books, music or films.
“Store them away and donate them to the museum once the quarantine is over. This will make the museum collection richer for objects that best interpret the current situation, and you will become a valuable donor to Dubrovnik Museums,” they said.