LIVING MEMORY

Living Memory is a two-year Heritage Lottery supported project that records and celebrates photography collections and life stories from across the Black Country.  We are working with individuals, groups and communities across the area and inviting everyone to get involved. On our website you can explore some of the wonderful stories we have collected so far, learn more about the project, and find out how to get involved.   

Celebrating different aspects of everyday life in the Black Country

As part of this new project we are working across the area to celebrate different aspects of everyday life that have been captured through people’s own photographs. The images hidden in our family albums, stored away in shoeboxes, and treasured in the collections of local enthusiasts, can offer rich perspectives on our rapidly changing society. These collections are increasingly vulnerable as technology transforms how we now take and preserve photographs.

Living Memory is a two-year project supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund to explore and share unique photography collections and life stories from diverse communities across the Black Country.

Curated photographic collections, stories, films & a touring exhibition

We are recording local people’s life stories and memories connected to their photography collections, making a series of new films, professionally archiving over 1000 favourite photographs, creating a new touring exhibition and much more besides.

On our website you can find out what is happening, upload your own photographs and stories, browse the collections as they grow, watch our new films, and apply to volunteer on the project.