Covid Community Archive

Screen Archive South East, The Novium Museum and the West Sussex Record Office have come together to create a Covid-19 Community Archive to act as a time capsule to preserve records, films and objects showing our local communities’ response, resilience and recovery during these extraordinary times.  Examples are: diaries, artwork, poetry, signage, leaflets, rainbows for the NHS, videos and zoom recordings of lockdown life.

We are keen to hear from residents, key workers, business owners and local organisations/community groups.

SASE will be responsible for films as digital files – contact us by email: or upload direct to

WSRO will collect all paper based archives and digital records including photographs – Email:

The Novium will be responsible fo the collection of objects, 2D and 3D – Email:

Please note that when filming or photographing you should ensure that anyone who appears in the image is happy to be filmed or photographed if identifiable.