The York Army Museum calls for objects related to the Second World War

The York Army Museum is calling on people to turn in their items on Digital Collection Day on Monday (June 5) between 10am and 3pm.

The event is part of a nationwide campaign organized by Their Finest Hour, a team at Oxford University funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund which collects and preserves everyday stories and items from the Second World War.

At Digital Collection Day, stories of your family’s wartime experiences – and related objects such as diaries, letters, medals, journals and food books – are captured, digitized and then uploaded to the online archive, which is free to use and will start in June 2024 .

dr Stuart Lee, Project Manager, said: “We are delighted to be able to create an archive of WWII memories. From previous projects we know that people have so many wonderful objects, photos and anecdotes passed down by family members that are at risk of being lost or forgotten.”

The project team said they are particularly interested in gathering input from people from underrepresented backgrounds in order to increase the diversity of people who benefit from the legacy of World War II. The York Army Museum calls for objects related to the Second World War

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