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.

Tree root mask
Researchers and psychologists have said for years that humans are social creatures, and we have an innate need to be around other people. Studies show…
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For Annick
This mask was created for the Breathe community Facebook group – A collection of traditionally crafted masks demonstrating resiliency through 21st century pandemic.
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Initiation Armor 2020
My beadwork is usually inspired by an emotion, or a component of some sort. For this project the whole idea resonated with me. And then…
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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.