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Hopewell Museum COVID-19 Documenting

As the Hopewell Museum staff and board continue to adapt to the current situation where we cannot “see” you in public and find new ways to engage with you all, it has become apparent that the COVID-19 crisis is itself an historic phenomenon worth documenting for current and future display. The Hopewell Museum collects, preserves,  and shares the story of our community through art, letters, journals, photos, and more and as we go through this current historical moment we want to add your story of how you and your family are understanding and experiencing the current “new normal.”  As we continue to learn and adapt to the ongoing challenges we ask you to consider documenting and sharing with us what you are feeling, seeing, doing, and what you are coping with through this pandemic. 

How do I submit something to the Hopewell Museum?

By submitting your experience you are giving the Hopewell Museum the right to share your work and related information on our website or social media platforms, as well as any future physical exhibitions in the museum, and giving us permission to preserve and provide access to your work for the future. 

To make a submission to the capsule please complete the form below. You can also email your submission to collections@hopewellmuseum.org or if you prefer to mail something, please mail to 800 Pleasant Street, Paris, KY 40361.

In order to be considered all submissions must include the following information: 

  • Name
  • Adult or Student?
  • If student, please include school name, district and grade level
  • If adult, include occupation (only if relevant to submission)
  • Brief explanation of the submission (100 words max)
  • All necessary attachments (photos, video, audio, etc).
Is there a deadline to submit something to us?

No!  Right now we are taking submissions on an on-going basis as the pandemic unfolds.  No hurry at all if you are working on a larger project.

What types of things should I submit?

We are interested in anything that documents this historic experience for our community! These could include but are not limited to:

  • Videos (please try to keep them 2-3 minutes) as a Vimeo or YouTube URL, or as a .mp4, .mov, or .avi file. 
  • Journal Entries (for virtual please keep to 300 words or less) in the body of an email or as a .doc, .docx, or .rtf file. (please avoid PDFs) 
  • Artwork with a 100 (or less) summary in .jpg, or .png format (please avoid PDFs) 
  • 2D Art (take a picture and save the art for physical exhibit submissions later) 
  • 3D Art (take a picture and save the art for physical exhibit submissions later)
  • Dance
  • Music
  • Poetry (in the body of an email or in a .doc, .docx, or .rtf file (please avoid PDFs).
Will you be collecting physical materials related to COVID-19?

Yes, we plan to collect materials from people that relate to COVID-19. These materials can include but are not limited to, journals, art work, masks used, oral histories from first responders and others, letters, signs, pretty much materials that we typically collect. We encourage you to hang onto anything that may relate to your experience with COVID-19 so that when this is all over you may consider donating something to the Hopewell Museum, in accordance with our existing collections policies. 

COVID-19 Documenting

Use this form to upload your submission.
  • Please include an email address we can use to contact you if we have any questions. If you are a student please use a parent/guardian email.
  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • Please provide a brief description (100 words or fewer) about your submission. Consider including location (farm, business, home), any individuals, why you created it, anything that provides context for the creation. Be sure to gain permissions before sharing individual names.
  • Accepted file types: jpg, png, docx, rtf, mp3, mov, mp4, avi.
    Submit your items here. File uploads are limited to 32 MB. If you wish to upload items large than 32 MB or have difficulties uploading to this form, please email collections@hopewellmuseum.org for instructions. File types allowed include .doc, .mov., .mp3, .mp4, .jpeg.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.