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.

Social distancing
A sign: “While enjoying the outdoors, please be aware of your surroundings and maintain at least 6 feet of distance between yourself and others”.
Off limits
Photo taken in a beautifully welcoming park. Messages like this one were overlooked as children & families entered with bicycles, strollers & each other 💕

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.