'Dear Galway' - Galway City Museum looking for your submissions for new project

By Sarah Finnan

January 18, 2021 at 4:11pm


If you've picked up a grá for letter writing during lockdown then this may be of interest.

Asking locals for their help, Galway City Museum is looking for people to submit letters for an upcoming exhibit. Titled the Dear Galway Pandemic Project, organisers are looking for people to put pen to paper and detail what their experience of living through a global pandemic has been like.

Simply jot down your thoughts in a quick letter, address it 'Dear Galway' and away you go.

Explaining a little more about the project, a short description on the museum website reads:

"Galway City Museum is inviting the people of Galway to write a letter to future generations of Galwegians as part of their 'Dear Galway' pandemic project.

"The idea of this project is to ask the public to share their lived experiences of dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic and to offer advice to future generations on how best to cope during such a crisis."

Also providing a few prompts for people to include in their letters, the below should provide some inspiration when writing about your own experience:

you may want to consider some of the following when writing about your experience:

  • How did you feel when you first found out about the COVID-19 pandemic?
  • How did the pandemic affect your family, social, work, college or school life
  • What issues have most concerned you about the pandemic?
  • How have you marked any big events or occasions during this time?
  • Has anything positive come out of the situation? What have you learned from the experience that may be of value to future generations?


In other news, in-person visits to the museum may be postponed until further notice but housebound culture vultures can get their fill thanks to the museum's new virtual experience. Expanding their online offering, you can browse through all of their collections, exhibitions and learning resources any time you please.

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