Celebrating different aspects of everyday life in the Black Country

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 all offer rich perspectives on our rapidly changing society. These collections are increasingly vulnerable as technology transforms how we now take and preserve photographs.

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.

The project runs until May 2020. 

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.

Living Memory is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund with additional funding from Arts Council England and with supplementary funding Sandwell Metropolitan Council, Grace Mary to Lion Farm Big Local, and the Black Country Living Museum. 


Get in touch

To get in touch, please email geoff@livingmemory.live

Or leave a voicemail on +44 (0)7850 176567

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