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The V&A is collecting your signs and rainbow posters from lockdown

The museum wants to document this strange era

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The signs that Londoners are making during lockdown could one day be artefacts at the V&A.

The museum is calling on Brits to share images of the rainbows they’ve stuck in windows, the ‘shop closed’ signs and the handwritten notes shared within communities for a new project documenting this time.

The idea is that these signs have become a major way for us to communicate with the outside world as we all spend increasing amounts of time inside. And whether they’re expressing hope, criticism, support for a cause or closure of a business, they reveal the realities of living through this strange era.

The institution joins the Museum of London in building a collection of artefacts from lockdown.

Submit pictures of signs by emailing them to homemadesigns@vam.ac.uk or sharing them on social media with #homemadesigns.

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