The Isolation Museum

Artifacts documenting self isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic.

On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 a pandemic. This has led many countries to encourage their citizens to stay at home, isolate, or go into quarantine to prevent widespread community transmission.

Being forced to stay home not only changes our relationship to each other, but also changes our relationships to our spaces. The Isolation Museum attempts to capture these changes by encouraging people to reflect on their spaces and to share their stories with each other.

Sharing these stories transforms our isolation into a source of contact and connection with one another.

An Artist’s Stylus Pen
This is my stylus pen. This pen has been through more handling than you could ever imagine. I got it as a gift this past…
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Wailing
This piece starts out with the soothing effect of water sounds and images cascading down a wall. Soon the music enters and escalates into wailing,…
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Add your story to the Museum.

What item best represents your isolation experience during the COVID-19 pandemic? Add it and your story to the Isolation Museum.